Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Tyler asked if we could stop by Oinky Doinky's pen and Oreo's pen on the way out of the fair tonight so he could say goodbye. We are being mean parents and making him go to school tomorrow instead of to the 4-H livestock sale.


But really, 3 of us in the family crying is going to be hard enough. As Todd said today, who would have thought you could get attached to a pig?!?!?!




My answer was - who are you kidding - I cried when Jessie showed her steer on Saturday and placed, I cried when Shania won her class, when Keri got grand champ in her division and Jessie got reserve, when Nathan got grand champion in his division, when Kent got grand champion overall, when Brittney won her class, when Emily got 3rd, and when Kyle got second in his class.


The ONLY reason I didn't cry when Jessie won her market hog class - I thought he was just picking the top 5 and was going to dismiss everyone else and work the top 5 again. I didn't realize she had won until she had the ribbon in her hands and was walking out the gate.....
Heck, I cried this morning when we were talking with the proud father of the kid who got grand champion......
You all get the idea....


Guess I just have sympathetic tear ducts and I will make sure I wear my sunglasses tomorrow....
Because tomorrow will be HARD. It could be a good thing I will miss Jessie selling her pig - the sale starts at 8:30 and Tyler's bus comes at 8:20 and she will be one of the first 12 to sell their pigs.......
Kris

9 comments:

GARI said...

I completely understand every tear.

audreypawdrey said...

I know I couldn't be there to watch! I would be crying buckets.:)

fullfreezer said...

I never raised animals for the fair but I had plenty of friends who did. We all cried for a week. I hope they sell well.
Judy

grandmarockton said...

Thats what mama's do! But think of how much the kids have benifited from the experience. Hope they sell HIGH also.

Valerie said...

I totally understand. We get so attached. It might be a good thing that you are missing it. I love your blog.

Gina said...

I would be exactly the same as you. I'll shed a few tears in sympathy for you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Tudy said...

I am with you there on the tears. Mine flow very easily. Keep your chin up today.

Suze said...

Where did I miss the part that they were to be sold?

Oh no.......... By now they are gone. I do hope they are appreciated by their new owners.

RebeccaMom said...

I always cried at the end of fair and at the sale. We had to "show" during the auction, and I always had tears streaming down my face. My dad said it helped me get more bids! It's hard though...