This past weekend, we packed up the girls and headed out to the weekly Riverside Arts Market. We try and get to the market at least twice a month. We enjoy checking out the local art, the featured music performers…and of course the food! We love supporting local farms and buying fresh fruits and veggies for the week. However, this week we missed out on the produce – thanks to a certain two year old’s massive meltdown.
Everything started out great, we checked out the artist’s area and made our way to the Riverwalk so Maggie could get out and play for a bit. She loved checking out the sights and showing off her cool sunglasses.
Things were going so well….and that’s when it happened. Only 15 minutes after our arrival, Maggie completely melted down. There was screaming, flailing on the sidewalk and a lot of onlookers staring at us. She had a tears and snot factory all over her cute, little face. (Sorry, I didn’t get any action shots.) We tried to stick around and enjoy the festival, but it just wasn’t our day – or Maggie’s for that matter. After about 20 minutes, we packed it up and made a fast break for the car.
It wasn’t until later that night that we realized she had a blister on her foot. Clearly, that was the reason for the massive scene…and truthfully, I don’t blame her! If I had a blister on my foot, I would have screamed a lot too!
I think the first rule you learn as a mom is to be flexible. We didn’t get our fresh, local produce – but, in the end, that didn’t matter. All I wanted was for my little Tootie to be happy. Sometimes you just have to cut the trip short. We’ll try and get back to the market this Saturday, maybe everyone will be in a better mood! The featured event for Halloween this week at the market is a ‘pumpkin’ chunkin’ contest. Sounds fun!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has packed up their children in the midst of a tantrum and hurried for the exit. It happens to everyone, right?