I'm in the office and Mike is getting Donovan ready for bed in the next room. This is difficult because we went to the CMU Carnival tonight and Donny won a ball at the Duck Pond and he doesn't want to put it down.
I've always loved amusement parks and carnivals--the mix of lights and movement and noise and music are really pretty, especially when an entire city of games and rides pops up in the middle of a parking lot, if only for a day or two. The CMU carnival is just that sort of ephemeral, beautiful confusion and we had a great time there with Donny, Donny's friend Leo and Leo's family. It was extra fun watching Donny and Leo get all excited for the rides--running between the Merry Go Round and the Motorcycles, taking turns copying each other. It was a lovely evening.