Saturday, 16 March 2013

Parading parades

I know it sounds miserable
I know you will frown
But I'm not really into
Parades in small towns

They're always too kitsch
With amateur lobbed in
The music is painful
Brass bands making a din

Don't get me started
On the pageantry side
"Oh isn't she beautiful"
Yes, on the outside

The only parades which
I've ever enjoyed
Are those done by Disney
With actors employed

And those only sometimes
When I'm in the right mood
Other times they drive me crazy
And I come across as rude

Of course if Rachel ever wanted
To join in with a parade
I'd change my mind pretty pronto
And love the masquerade

Xxxx

Inspired by Kay and her prompt about parades for the real toads Sunday challenge.  I sound like a right grouch but it's just that parades usually incorporate three things I don't like:
1. Bad music
2. Crowds
3. Queuing for hours

12 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Well said, Emma. I don't think you sound like a grouch, I think you sound like a person with her own opinion.
And, of course, if your Rachel ever wants to be in a parade, I know you'll be helping with the preparations and then standing with the crowd on the sidelines waving and cheering.
K

Susan said...

Having a daughter interested changes things for a little while. Small town parades, like community theatre, have values that only a family can love.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yup - be prepared - that's the way life works - Rachel will be in a parade and I, too, know you'll be on the curb, proud as punch, cheering her on!

Mama Zen said...

I totally agree with you!

The Real Cie said...

I don't like parades much. Standing in one place for too long plays havoc with my sciatica.

Marian said...

what, no drum corps? no Shriners buzzing around in their tiny cars? ;)

Panchali said...

"And those only sometimes
When I'm in the right mood
Other times they drive me crazy
And I come across as rude.." hahaha..
This says it all, Emma.
Great job !!

Peggy said...

Ah yes, these things are always better when our own are involved!

Susie Clevenger said...

Funny how our attitudes change when it comes to our children's participation.. :) I know what you mean about "bad" parades. LOL

Mystic_Mom said...

But small town parades have tractors! :-) It is a great write here.

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Wally Mummy said...

That is charming and very sweet :) Thanks for linking up with Wot So #Funee this week :))) feel free to gran the badge/blog-hop code and spread some #bloglove too if u fancy it! xx