On Friday, we took a family trip to the Renaissance Festival down in Shakopee Minnesota. It was "Education Day" for home school families, and I figured it would be fun. It would also offer an opportunity to see if Aspie could deal with crowds and smells and distractions. Everything went well. The kids had a lot of fun, there were no complaints despite being up and moving there for seven straight hours. I did learn one new thing... the easiest and fastest way to get people to break character is to bring a puppy. Because this was only Aspie's third outing, I welcomed people who asked to pet him. He loved the attention, and did quite well. About six hours into our Ren Fest travels, Aspie started to get tired. By 6-1/2 hours in he was exhausted, falling asleep at my feet every time we stopped walking, and dragging his feet when we moved to the next shop. As we neared the entrance we'd come in, I put him in #5's stroller and he was out before I even stood up straight.
He slept most of the way to the car, waking briefly to go potty before we headed home. This is how he slept at my feet in the car as we drove home.
He's still tired today. I can't really blame him. I think we're all a little tired still. It was a long (but very fun) day. Instead of running out to go potty and then coming back to play, he strolled out into the yard, sat down, and just stared off into space. He didn't even seem to mind that his ear was flopped inside-out.
Today (Saturday) I took Aspie to Costco again, and we brought him with to Olive Garden for lunch. I think I've eaten out more this week than I have all year! He's just so well behaved, I'm so proud of him. I'm really excited with how quickly he's figuring out his job.
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