There might not be a bevy of Los Angeles-born kids who can claim to know their way around a goat -- but now, thanks to the L.A. County Fair, my child has been spared the indignity of being the laughing stock of the, well, livestock.
This weekend, Ian, CC and I took the 10 to the Fairplex in Pomona, where the sprawling L.A. County Fair offered not only a barnyard full of animals at FairView Farms but also fun rides and games for the little ones.
And don't forget the Fried Twinkies!
Once again, CC proved to be the fearless toddler we know, love and suffer panic attacks over. (OK, maybe the last one is just for yours truly.) She wanted to ride on every single ride -- including a set of flying swings that lifts you more than 100 feet in the air.
My savior from an assured heart attack came in those beloved height requirements. CC just squeaked by the 36-inch line -- which allowed her on most of the kiddie rides -- but she has to wait for the 42-inch and above rides, thank God!
At one point, when I had her standing next to the height board to measure, one set of parents noticed my hesitancy and laughed. (Parents seem to sense the sweaty fear in other parents with unerring accuracy.)
"She's good to go, Mom," the dad said to me. He pointed to the speedy, spinning ride and said they just let their 3-year-old hop on board.
I laughed nervously, pointed to CC and said, "This one's only 2!"
We all had a good chuckle, which served as the perfect distraction for us to whisk her away to something a little less terrifying.
Here are some pics from our outing: