How to keep a boy in a barn
The county fair has many distractions but believe it or not, boredom can overtake you — especially if you’re a six year-old whose interests are founded in dirt, destruction and disarray. Here are a few tips for keeping little punks corralled in a barn for a whole week from dawn to midnight.
No.1: Bring toys. Small ones.
No. 2: Provide comfortable seating and give up trying to get him to wear shoes … or stay clean, for that matter.
No. 3: Make sure he has plenty of cuddle time.
No. 4: When all else fails, get dad to take him on the rides.
No. 5: Be sure to feed him.
No. 6: Feed him healthy snacks, though corn chips and brownies will do.
No. 7: Allow him to come up with his own games, even if they involve very patient heifers.
No. 8: Make sure he has quiet time (relatively speaking) to create.
No. 9: Promise him first and last on your dance card.
No. 10: When he’s tired beyond belief, when he’s exhausted every ounce of your patience and danced his little feet off … put him to bed.
And sigh … long and loudly.