We Celebrated Mardi Gras.. On a Wednesday.. In June… With a Serial Killer

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Yesterday.. We took the family to Six Flags! Well.. technically we took 2 families and 2 friends. Needless to say, there was an absolutely crowd in just us. How crazy to you have to be to take 9 kids ranging 6-11 to an amusement park? Then again, how crazy do you have to be to have so many in the first place?

We were completely unaware of any festivities going on so imagine our surprise when we arrived. It looked like Martha Stewart and Louie Armstrong had a baby who went on to be an interior designer. The only thing they were missing was Quasimodo himself. There were streamers, alligators, masks, and half naked dancers everywhere. New Orleans vomited all over the park. They were celebrating Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) on a Wednesday in the middle of June just because… why not? Who are we to judge? We celebrate Jesus’ birthday, and nobody really even knows when that is!

We enjoyed all the festivities. The kids were having a merry ol’ time with parades, rides, and costumed zealots.

But then my wife met a clown.

He approached with his beady eyes set on my wife. There was a sinister step to his walk. He reach out with those fluffy talons of his and took her by the hand. Then he refused to let go. He didn’t know what my readers know from the fly debacle. My wife was a ninja warrior in her past life. She began powering up her ultimate move. I guess he saw the warrior spirit in her eyes, because he made a hasty escape.

Never mess with a mother of 5 children. They have training.

And with that, I need a cup of coffee.


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10 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    Haha! Great story!

  2. And THAT’s the kind of stories I enjoy to read. I had fun reading this one, please check my blog so you can laugh with mine! (:

  3. Terri says:

    You never know what’s going on at Six Flags! We’ve encountered more than our share of uncomfortableness there!

    • Joseph says:

      Do tell! I like knowing I’m not alone…. unless of course I’m home alone… Then I’d like to stay that way.

  4. Sheryl says:

    Great story! The memories you are making right now, this very moment, will not be chaos in a few years. When they are grown and moving on with their lives, exactly as they should, you will cherish these stories! This is such a great way to chronicle these memories, because as time passes, you would otherwise forget a lot of them. I will be back to read more!

  5. Raine C. S. says:

    That seems like a lot of fun, but I could do with fewer clowns, to be honest. My brother went to circus camp as a kid and used to torment me with clown shenanigans. I still shudder at the thought of a day out at the circus. Nope, nope, and no thank you.

    • Ashlee says:

      Circus camp?! That’s a real thing? I’m suddenly glad my kids are sports addicts! I would cry having to support -Clown Camp- mostly because I would have a hard time not drop kicking my own child! They are quite creepy!

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