State fairs can have lots of fun for parents with all of the rides and food but also have some cool exhibits for kids. Our fair has animal shows, crafts and art exhibits and of course, the state’s biggest pumpkin.
The one exhibit I was most looking forward to sharing with Lila was the baby chick tent. Our local college’s vet school hatches a bunch of chickens and ducks right before the fair and then brings them out to meet all the people of NC. It has always been my favorite part of the fair in years past (check out my pre-baby long hair from 2008).
I could just imagine Lila’s face as she touched those soft little down feathers. And then she fell asleep 45 minutes after we got to the fair. We still walked all the way over to the animal exhibits but sadly the chicks had gone to bed for the night. I guess that was a God thing because I totally would have been a bad mom and woken Lila up for that photo op. Sometimes, you just have to let go of your expectations and enjoy whatever God has for you in that season.
While we try to teach our children all about life,our children teach us what life is all about.~Angela Schwindt
Reposted from my weekly column at Southern Mommas