Daniel and I have been to the rodeo once before with friends when we were all pre-kids. It was such fun last time we went; there is something about being there that makes me feel very American. You are handed a flag upon entering, the national anthem is sung, prayers are said, honors to soldiers given, and cowboy hats are everywhere. Last Friday we got to go again; off to the Ramona Rodeo we went with Dayla and Sebastian in tow.
When we passed the pink cowgirl hats, I asked Dayla if she wanted to try one on to which she responded: “I don’t want to try one on. I really want to buy one and I think if I try it on, I will have trouble not buying one.” She knows that her mama and dad don’t usually buy such things; I couldn’t help but giggle at my 4.5 year olds mature response. So Daniel and I decided if it were $15 or less, we would get her one. Off to the booth we went…and wouldn’t you know it: exactly $15.
The delight on her face all night as she wore that pink cowgirl hat made our night too.
To put it simply: we had a blast. The bucking broncos, cattle roping, and the beautiful “Rodeo Queens” was the perfect excitement for our little 4.5 year old girl.