Monday, April 26, 2010
This past weekend we took the kids to an amusement park. What better way to expose our children to the diversity that this world has to offer than at a theme park?
We live in a small town in Wisconsin and our kids live a fairly sheltered life. They aren't exposed to all the colors of life very often. In fact a few years ago we are out shopping and Breckyn yells, "Mom, I see Oprah!" (Just because she's a black lady, doesn't make her Oprah honey.)
Que theme park and gawking children...
Now keep in mind I live in Wisconsin and the weather is still a bit chilly which means that all crazy hair styles, boobs, tattoos and random piercings were covered up by coats and hats-- thank heavens. I only had to answer half the questions I would have normally been asked if the tats were out.
I'm standing in line for a ride with Breckyn and she is staring so hard at a couple making out that I had to shake her back to reality and then the questions start.
"Mom, why are they doing that here?"
"Umm, good question. Hey look, a bird!"
I go with the distraction method because I hate public groping and I'm pretty sure the snoggers can hear everything my kid is saying.
Then I find my mind wandering.
"Where are those kids' parents?"
"Who lets their kids go to make-out capital alone?"
"Is it really safe to make-out with braces?"
"Won't they get pretty cut up?"
"I never did kiss anyone when I had braces."
"OK, so I got them off in the seventh grade and I was in a bit of a dry spell-- but still."
I look down and now it's Breckyn that is looking at me and trying to get me to stop staring.
There is no education like kind you get at a theme park; so we got seasons passes!