Today was adventure day. During the summer, I take my kids to a new place every week - someplace we've never seen. The destination du jour was Youngs Jersey Dairy Farm. This place is about an hour and a half away from my house. So needless to say, it was a long car ride, and my kids were getting a little antsy.
We arrived at the destination. (Incredibly, I didn't get lost.) We played a game of put put (yes, there was put put on the farm), slid down a huge slide on blankets, fed goats, sniffed stinky cows, and then decided to head over to the little restaurant for some homemade ice cream (made, of course, from the resident cows' milk).
By this time, my kids were a little slap-happy. They were giggling and acting like obnoxious idiots. We ordered our ice cream. My daughter and I ordered a Buckeye sundae, and my son ordered a banana split. Lots of sugar - exactly what we needed, right?
My daughter decided to shove an over-sized buckeye in her mouth. Chocolate dribbled down her chin. And my son? He decided to shove his entire face into his banana split to get an ice cream gottee ( a very nice one, by the way).
I looked at those kids and busted out laughing. Unfortunately, I was in the middle of drinking my water. Do you know what it's like to laugh with unswallowed water? Well, let me tell you. Unswallowed water ends up coming out your nose. Which is exactly what happened to me.
Just then the waitress came over. She took a look at us and laughed. "You animals belong out there, on the farm!"