Friday, October 17, 2008

My failed attempt at being a good Mother...



Ok, so I thought I would be a good Mother and start a tradition with my daughters. So on a beautiful fall afternoon we ventured across the valley to the highly recommended "Gardner Village". Now mind you, I have been there before for the Scarecrow Festival, it was very nice and not crowded. Well someone must of spread the news; because now it is like a nightmare. The place was scary... To say the least... The place had gone "Witchy" which was cute, but the crowds were horrific! I could not even get in the parking let alone in to the shops. We finally decided to park up the road and hike back to the village. Let me tell you...I have never seen so many young,fit,and fashionably dressed Moms in my whole life. And there were millions upon millions of strollers. We could hardly walk thru the place. Now don't get me wrong, everything was absolutely very witchy and halloweeny and sweetly adorable. But I think it was a little much. There were so many Moms flashing cameras of their darling babies in all the picturesque photo ops. And all the adorable kids in their costumes, fit for a contest. I could hardly stand it. I was able to get a snapshot of the witch hitting the silo, and that is about exactly how I felt, after visiting. I am not sure how much my girls enjoyed it, but hey atleast we made the effort. I guess the solution is.. I either should of taken my girls when they were younger and joined the throngs of strollers and happy valley Moms, or I wait til I have adorable grandbabies of my own and try again. Either way, Next Halloween we may just go visit a spook alley and get scared for real......
P.S. After reading this, both my girls said "But we liked it Mom"..Who knew??? Maybe I am not so bad after all. But you can see... they are a little disturbed

1 comment:

gillian said...

Well done for going out and doing something you didn't enjoy all in the name of having traditions for the kids. I find myself each summer doing required outing like floating down a freezing canal in logan, climbing Timp in 100F weather or sitting for hours on hot black top on the the warmest days of the summer to see numerous parades. We do many crazy things and sacrifice for our kids and familiy all in the name of tradition. I think there was a famous song all about it in Fiddler on the Roof. (I've only seen it once, so not too sure). It is interesting to watch people and see the different groups in society and group them. I think you just got a consentration of young, fit, trendy mothers. To see a more balanced group you need to go to Classic Skate and Water Slide and play in the bounce houses for an hour! Life would be no fun if we were all the same. Glad the girls had fun and that should be enough to make you happy and glad you went. Who knows you may even go again next year. Maybe just take a friend along who has little kids and eat more candy! Sugar is always the cure :-)
Keep up the good work and don't be tempted to grab Mariah's violin and run around on your roof singing!!