I used to ride carousels all weekend long. A ride cost 25 cents, my mom paid a dollar, and there I’d go. Around and around, on repeat. In a sleigh of course, because the horses were too terrifying for this girl. I don’t know what got me thinking about them, but once that carnival tune was in my head, it was over. We had to get to a carousel and fast. Luckily, our prize was just ten minutes away. We bought our tickets and chose the perfect horse. Dashiell held on to the pole like he’d been riding carousels all his life. And then… oh my, and then. The lights! The music! It moves! We missed catching the best of the smiles and laughs because we were laughing all too much and too busy taking it all in with our little guy. It was the best. Then we treated ourselves to some sweet treats and a game of Whack a Mole, obviously.
It was that old timey summer fun that I had almost forgotten about because I was too busy trying to avoid the crowds. The crowds are on to something though, and once in a while, it isn’t a completely terrible idea to follow them. Spontaneity, in the spirit of summer, right? So, we learned that Dashie thinks carousels and Whack a Mole are very, very, fun. And fun can be so, so, exhausting. He fell asleep in approx. 25 seconds as we left the pier. What a day.
A special thank you to Sakura Bloom for sponsoring this series of the Sling Diairies and Leigh, of Marvelous Kiddo, for hosting. I still feel honored and humbled to be included in this group of women. And I was right…these past six months have been beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for letting us share this piece of our lives with you.
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