Tuesday, October 19, 2010

All I want for Christmas is an extra pair of hands

Kitty was something less than impressed with the Faire
On Saturday, with Mark being offshore for work and Maura off with her grandparents competing in a soccer competition, I thought I'd take Kitty out for a day at the Renaissance Festival. I have so many friends who are artists and performers who work the show I thought it would be a great opportunity to see old friends, introduce Kitty to everyone and take some photos in my ever on going quest to learn to use my camera.

HA! Kitty was less than impressed by the crowds. They were noisy and they kept sticking their faces into hers, trying to elicit a smile. Kitty stared at them as if there were something seriously wrong with them. She liked exactly 3 people. Everyone else was given the silent treatment. She was not a fan of the noise. She did not enjoy her stroller and instead insisted on riding in the sling on her mama's hip. All. Day. Long. So much for me getting photos. Its tough to operate a camera one handed.

So did I see any shows? Nope. Did I get to peruse the shops? Nope. What exactly did I do all day? I rocked a baby. And rocked. And rocked. Still, it wasn't a complete waste of time. I did get to see friends and say hello. I did manage to go to my favorite shoe seller and procure a pair of warm baby shoes for winter that will actually stay on Kitty's tiny feet. We had beautiful weather and got to spend the day outside. That is the sum total of our grand adventure together. I've promised Maura that I would take her out before the show ends. Perhaps I'll manage to get some photos the next time.

This is one of the few photos I actually got.
Very fitting as this is what I felt like for thinking things would go as planned.


  1. Ahhh, so I too am learning this is the way of motherhood! An idilic adventure all planned out in our minds, which can easily dissolve in a matter of seconds. All we can do is try try again, and maybe bring reinforcement next time ;) Glad you got at least one picture to prove you were there! Hang in there Mama.