I have been trying to convince Jason for the past two weeks that going to the Arabian Horse show would be life changing, cause here's the thing: I hate Saturday chores more than the kids and I'm always looking for an excuse to get out of them. I know I'm probably the only mormon mom out there that doesn't have her kids cleaning windows and vacuuming floors all Saturday long. It's not that I'm against chores, I'm just against doing them all day on Saturday because after a long week all I want to do is relax with the fam. And I also have to put in a plug for allowance while we're on the subject. I've heard so many moms say that kids shouldn't be paid for being part of the family, but I disagree. Ever since we started doing an allowance the kids have kept their rooms and bathrooms cleaned all week without nagging, the dishwasher gets unloaded, the table gets set, lunches get made and clean clothes are no longer sitting in their baskets for weeks at a time. I also think it's so good for them to start learning how to manage their money--they put 10% in tithing, 50% in savings and 40% for spending, my parents had us do that and it was a great habit to get into. At a weekly rate of $2.50 they are starting to realize that it will take years before they can save up for anything. Oh well. Anyways....that was quite the unrelated tangent. Back to the horses. So Jayden envisioned the horse show to be like the Kentucky Derby and Kylie thought we were going to see a Rodeo so we were all a little disappointed that we drove 45 minutes to see a glorified beauty pageant for horses where all they did was trot around the rink then waited to be judged. Yawn. Even Maddox kept asking where the "super fast horsies" were. (this lady looks the least bit pleased that I keep taking her picture)
They did have some beautiful horses and the day was saved when Jason found this "paint your own ceramic pony" booth. Maddox insisted on painting his green. Then he named his horse "Red".