November 22, 2011

Medieval Times

It should have been a dream come true for all of us.

The opportunity to wear one's Halloween costume after Halloween without the risk of embarrassment, guilt, or shame.

No utensils.

Complimentary paper crowns.

An elaborate gift shop that sells real swords that they will ship to you, free of charge.






Middle-aged men with mullets dressed up as medieval knights, pretending to battle to the death in an arena filled with sawdust.



What more can anyone possibly desire?

Evidently, our seats were no bueno.

"We're too far up to catch any of the flowers that our knight is throwing into the crowd," my daughter sulked

And the grass was always greener on the other side.

"I kind of wish I had a fork," said the son who at every other meal picks at his food with his fingers.

"I pretty much hate you for making me wear this costume," my husband hissed just as Cameron catapulted himself over our pew and landed headfirst on the ground.

"Oh. My. Gosh." Cortlen tugged on my shirt-sleeve. His eyes were wide in amazement. "Jesus is here. And he's married!"



Needless to say, we left the minute the show was over.

16 comments

Rachel :) said...

Lol... bet that was "fun"

canadianmom said...

Great, now I wanna go there!! ;D

Anonymous said...

So, another fun family outing, eh?

Add it to the ever-growing list!

Carolyn said...

I think I burned a good 20 calories laughing out loud just now after that "Jesus is here" comment. And now I just laughed again from writing this! Thank you for writing this awesome awesome blog!!! YOU.MAKE.ME.LAUGH.

A LOT.

Mom of 12 said...

I bet your hubby would have LOVED it had it been his idea.
Sandy

Melinda said...

Oh my! I've been there. I have a friend who insisted on a group of us going to one of those places. I was left amazed at what people would pay good money to own.

Christyn@StrivingforSimple.com said...

That was great..Kids are the ultimate comedians aren't they!

Toni Marie said...

we did that a few weeks ago in california and my girls had a blast! we were lucky enough to sit near the front and they both got flowers. i would have thought the medieval times would be perfect for your boys..
the "Jesus is here" comment.. classic! In white robes they probably all look like Jesus.

Christine said...

I know where you were ;) We took the kids once...they liked the show but the food not so much.

Em said...

I've secretly always wanted to try one of those! The Jesus comment made me laugh, seriously though, that is quite a likeness!

BeckyB.West said...

My children's life experiences pale in comparison to yours. You put me to shame. I had no idea such opportunities for family fun even existed.

Anonymous said...

Too bad! I would have thought the gallery of medieval torture devices would have been a winner! (unless that's gone now...)

Krafty Max Originals said...

oh, what fun!! ~KM

Tutu said...

I've been there. On a field trip with a bunch of 6th graders. After a two hour bus ride. I wanted a fork too!

medieval outfit said...

I'm so liking it, I think that was so much fun.

-admin

Ana V. said...

Just for the record, "Jesus is here. And he's married!" is the best quote ever.