I love going to parades and when I was growing up, it was a family affair. Then, after everyone “grew up,” I found msyelf going to parades alone. Which is kind of sad, if you think about it! Well not anymore! Last year, I took Mason to three local parades and this year, I’m hoping to get to all four!
For reference, here was Mason at this same parade last year
Look how tiny and wee he was!!! (2.5 months old)
This year, not only was Mason much bigger and much more active, the weather was MUCH better. Instead of low 60s with the threat of rain, it was in the low 80s. And guys? I totally managed to get sunscreen in Mason’s EYES #mommyfail I coated his legs, arms, and face in sunscreen, loaded him in the car, and off we went. Got to the parade site, loaded him in his stroller, and found a spot in the semi-shade. I looked at him a minute later and saw a tear running down his face and couldn’t figure out why. Until I realized his eyes were all red, swelled half shut, and he was rubbing them trying to stop the burning. I felt AWFUL.
Luckily, this parade was taking place in our hometown, so I was able to call on SUPER Grandma to come save the day with a wet washrag to try to clean out his eyes a bit. I still feel bad!
Mason was much more interested in watching all the older kids run and get candy than he was in watching the parade. That was, until a local motel’s float went by….
What was Mason so excited about?
A giant St. Bernard!! LOL This kid is definitely mine!
So, lesson learned – not QUITE so much sunsreen on the face, especially near the eyes and a diaper bag with wipes can be very handy even if you’re just two miles from home for a half an hour parade.
Next year, I totally think Mason will be standing there at the curb scoring candy for Mom & Dad!!
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