But she begged.
And it is summer, after all, when one does things like spend vast amounts of money at carnivals.
She rode the carousel and the bumper cars. I wouldn't let her ride anything that lifts off the ground or holds you upside down. I think about all those bolts being put together and taken apart, and being jostled down the highway, repeatedly, all year long, and it scares me. But the carousel and bumper cars seem pretty safe.Happily, at this carnival, there were lots of games with a guaranteed prize for the kids. She chose a fishing game.
I fully expected that she'd get one chance to snag the fish, and if she missed, that was the end, because that is how these things operated when I was a kid, but the very nice carnie, who seemed not sleazy at all, told me she got as many chances as it took until she snagged one.