County fair time brings about numerous Facebook status about Purple ribbons and banners. But for every kid out there that earns that coveted purple item there is a handful of kids who took just as much pride and put in just as many hours of work-where are the proud parent status updates for those kids?
The steer our middle child took we wanted to leave at home. We weren't sure she had worked with it enough and he wasn’t all that pretty. We took him anyway! He was one of our best behaved animals and the smile on her face when they got 2nd in his class in the market steer show was more than worth it. She had seen him born, from a cow we have had for 8 years, she had put the halter on him for the first time and broke him herself.
We had worked hard before and during the fair and I was going to be proud of every single ribbon my kids earned. We left the Johnson County fair with blue, red, yellow, white and green ribbons and my kids earned every single one.
So if you follow me on any number of social media channels my updates In the next couple of weeks will more than likely include my kids having fun and working hard, hopefully grinning from ear to ear but the color purple most likely won't show up!