Sunday, September 21, 2014

That Could Have Been Really Embarrassing

After our first trip to Hersheypark in July, the kids have asked at least once a week about when we could return.

We didn’t have plans yesterday and the weather looked good, so we decided it would be a good day for the park.

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Of course we all had to wear our Aggie maroon since it was a game day!

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Trenton and Charlotte rode a few rides, I took turns riding a coaster with them (Jarrod’s stomach wasn’t feeling wonderful, so I was the ride rider), we ate lunch, and we rode a few more rides.

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Evelyn even got to ride one, but she wasn’t in the mood for a selfie.

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By about 2:00 in the afternoon, the park was starting to get crowded, the sun was getting really hot, I was getting a headache, and the Aggie game was going to be kicking off soon.  So we decided to bribe the kids with snacks on the way out of the park and call it a day.

We were walking toward the park exit, and were crossing a bridge.  Trenton was a little ways ahead of us, and a dwarf walked past him.  The first dwarf that Trenton had ever seen.  Jarrod and I watched as Trenton spun around to do a double take, and a look of astonishment came across his face.  Both Jarrod and I could tell that he really wanted to yell something out to us (as could the two ladies standing on the side of the bridge trying to suppress their laughter), but thankfully “the look” from Jarrod stopped Trenton from being impulsive. 

Jarrod and I caught up with Trenton, found a bench to stop and sit down at, and explained to Trenton that he had just passed a grown up man who didn’t grow as tall as most grown ups.  Trenton told us that he had thought the man was a little kid with a mustache.  He also said that he was glad he didn’t laugh or yell out to us “that is funny” (what he had wanted to say) because that would have hurt the man’s feelings.

I must say – in that moment that Trenton passed the dwarf on the bridge, I just knew that he was going to say or do something completely embarrassing.  But, I was pleasantly surprised by his self control.  My little boy is growing up. 


Jen said...

What an awesome boy you have! :)

Jessie said...

What a mature moment! Such a cute kid. I remember the first time I met an albino. I asked him, "is your hair naturally that color? That is so cool!" Haha

Janelle Vannice said...

Aw, it's amazing how he already knows that would hurt the man's feelings!

Hana R said...

Thank God for avoiding a potentially really awkward moment!!! I looove Charlotte's Aggie dress!! Adorable!

Shannon said...

You should be very proud of him. We have had several kids say weird things about Alex's CIs and although I try not to take offense since they are just curious kids, I'd be extra grateful if they didn't say anything.

Good job, Trenton!

Alejandra said...

Aww!! How sweet is he..?! What a thoughtful kid!
Adorable family game day gear!!

Amanda said...

You all are a good looking family! Love the aggie maroon on all of you.. also way to go Trenton!

Rosie said...

Thank goodness for self-control! It's always nice to have a teaching moment, and even nicer when it's not at the expense of someone else's feelings :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Little ones can completely shock you in the best of times, sometimes and make the best choices!!! Props to you and dad as yall are raising such a respectful young man!!!!

Amanda B. said...

Emma made a comment about a little person back in NC. I was sooo embarrassed. Love that picture of you and your oldest!

Amanda B. said...

Emma made a comment about a little person back in NC. I was sooo embarrassed. Love that picture of you and your oldest!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Sweet boy!