I live in a house filled with heroes.
Type, not always determined.
Sometimes they’re ninjas. Sometimes they’re pirates (the good kind). Sometimes they’re Power Rangers, or super heroes, or just plain old good guys.
No matter the physical appearance, or the costume they’ve chosen to don for the afternoon, The Dudes have a thing for playing the white knight in this life.
So, when we got the opportunity to spend an evening of their spring break checking out the new show at Medieval Times, Baltimore, they were beyond excited.
#1 and #2 have had the opportunity to experience the fighting knights before; 2 years ago #1 celebrated his 8th birthday in the medieval ring.
But, since 2 years ago #3 was not physically capable of sitting still for more than 5 minutes without body bucking himself to the floor, he’d never had the unique pleasure of seeing the king and his knights do their thing.
Suffice to say, he. Was. EXCITED. When we broke the news to him about where he would be dining, this is pretty much what we got…
His enthusiasm remained until about an hour before we were allowed into the arena, at which point is stomach took over and he strangely regressed into that 2 year old we talked about earlier.
Note to parents of 4 year old Dudes ruled by their seemingly insatiable appetites: DON’T arrive at Medieval Times super early because your kids are driving you mad with their are-we-there-yet-when-are-we-gonna-be-there-are-we-there-yet antics. You will hate your face. And probably that of the old dude giving you the stink eye because your 4 year old keeps telling you he’s STARVING in his shouty voice.
Or, be smarter than Dumb Mom is and pack a snack. Duh.
So since he was “famneshed”, it was initially the medieval food he found most thrilling and he was beside himself to discover that eating with your fingers is not only allowed, but encouraged by their not readily providing you with silverware (if you are a spoil sport not wanting the full experience of medieval life, the staff will kindly provide you with a fork and knife).
But once his intense hunger was sated, he fell under the spell of the good knights and their quest for um, I don’t know, whatever knights quest for.
All of The Dudes (and me and Dumb Dad and for sure the random-overly-drunk-and-borderline-belligerent-but-still-wildly-entertaining Dude sitting behind me) got into the show.
They cheered for our knight in each event, begged him to bestow his flower upon me (he didn’t, some 8 year old trollop child caught his eye and was awarded the prize over me), and nearly wept at the end of the show when our knight (we got yellow and red) overthrew his opponents and claimed victory for our kingdom.
The rest of our spring break consisted of whining, complaining, and fighting was downright wack compared to our evening with the knights of the round (although the couple of days they spent driving Mimi and Papa nuts with the grandparents was pretty awesome).
Live in Maryland and want to take your small people to get medieval?! I have a family 4 pack of tickets to the Medieval Times at Arundel Mills giveaway! Just leave a comment saying why you wanna go and you’re entered to win them!*
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And be sure to check out this week’s featured linkers before you head out!
- I think this is one of the most beautiful posts on autism I’ve ever read, written by Deb of Who Says 8 is Enough.
- We featured her recently but I couldn’t help sharing “Everything is Coming Up Pretty” too. She has a fun photo challenge going on that you might be interested it!
- Here Where I’ve Landed has all kinds of pictorial and verbal goodness.
BZ Momma: All about her girls. LOVE this.
*pBd Admits It’s Free: Medieval Times invited us out to the show along with other members of the press to see the new show. They didn’t pay us, but they didn’t make us pay them either. They also didn’t make The Dudes love heroes in any form they can get them. I’m pretty sure that’s all me. If you want to win the tickets to the show be sure that you’re 18 or older and that you leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, 4/17, at midnight. Tickets are only valid at the Arundel Mills Medieval Times location!