A few months ago we were talking about cowboys and I told Zack I knew lots of REAL cowboys in Utah. His response was classic.
“WHAT. IN. THE. HECK? Cowboys still exist? I thought they were extinct!!”
So, to prove they were real, we decided to take the kids to a real live Pioneer Day Rodeo.
When attending a rodeo there are a few things you need to remember.
Most important, you need to have a hat. If you can’t wear your great grandpa Barrett’s authentic cowboy hat (like Grandpa Otis is) and if your mom searches every store around and can’t find a cowboy hat for you (that doesn’t cost a bazillion dollars)… you’ll have to wear your Boston/MIT digs.
Either way, when they ride by with the stars and stripes… don’t forget to put it over your heart!! (Which will be bursting with pride at this great nation we live in!!)
And definitely don’t forget your BOOTS!! Pink boots are best,
but brown are good too…
“Slip Slops” (what Alex calls his flip flops) however are NOT good. They will fall underneath the bleachers and then Grandpa will have to go rescue them for you!
You’ll also want something soft to sit on… especially if that something is your grandma!
And don’t forget to watch the actual rodeo. It will have you laughing and screaming and cheering harder than you have in years. Seriously SO much fun!! Even the baby brother will say “WOW” when the bucking broncos come out, and then he will sit mesmerized by the whole thing!
But whatever you do, DON’T forget your SMILE!! (Even if it is missing a few teeth!!)
No matter what happens, we’re sure you will LOVE the Rodeo. (Almost as much as this little guy loves his big sister!!)