Oh the simple things in life. It is always absolutely amazing to me how some simple junky mardi gras beads can be so entertaining to a little kid. So here is how the Junky beads came to be. Last weekend my husband and son were on their way to a friend's birthday party and came across a Mardi Gras/Saint's Celebration Parade (in South Louisiana you are bound to just run across a parade at some point, sounds crazy but it is true!) So, this is my son's first parade that he could actually understand what was going on, so the beads start flying and other little things (footballs, cups, pipes...you know the usual) and he is just in utter amazement! How cool is this, people are throwing me stuff and screaming and acting absolutely crazy! My husband said that for the second half of the parade our son was kind of in a dazed shock...I guess just sensory overload. Well at one point during the parade, one of the floats threw to my son the adorable teddy bear (see below) which by the way is an incredibly nice teddy bear from Target, not a regular cheap junky mardi gras throw! So the parade is over, their day continues and they eventually make it home with all the loot. A day or two pass, and I decide to take out the beads for my son to play with...well apparently this was the most awesome thing ever and hours of play continue all afternoon, throwing, catching, wearing, dumping, swimming in...you name it, beads are awesome! The funny thing is, as much as he loved the beads, he hates that Teddy Bear! I guess he is all boy, and that Teddy is just too girly or something, but he really doesn't like it, this was the best photo I could get of the two of them together, because normally if I hand him the bear, he hurls it across the room and is like "Get that thing away from me...I mean it!" Too funny. So anyways, officially Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is a few days away, don't know if we will make it to anymore parades, but if not, maybe we will just pretend at home! Happy Mardi Gras! Oh...One more thing...Happy Birthday Mom!!!
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