There’s Always Something For Everyone

Lil Monster visits the Carnival, captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Aside from the colorful lights, whimsical sounds and the scent of fresh zeppoles, there are many other things that would strike the fancy of an almost-two year old visiting your typical NJ carnival. For one, everything is just so gigantic to an almost-two year old: the towering ferris wheel and its neighboring 5 story-tall swing carousel, just to name a few. And because I’m your typical fun-sucker, I believe carnivals offer a great opportunity to teach some important lessons to the kids. For starters, calling it a “mandatory donation” of $3 for admission won’t make people feel more charitable – it just sounds plain silly, if you ask me. But the most important life lesson an almost-two year old can learn at a carnival is that you’ll always be a dollar short, a day late or a few inches too short to attain your life’s dreams (for that moment anyway). As Lil Monster’s grandpa always taught me, when you don’t have enough for a lobster feast, a crab feast ain’t half bad either. There’s always something for everyone.

Lil Monster visits the Carnival. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

For this Lil Monster – it was the high-speed spinning Teacups. We can save the Runaway Train for later :).

Here’s to always finding the silver lining in life,

Ben & Karis


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