The great thing about the Maryland Renaissance Festival is that there is no chance you are the weirdest person there.
In the regular world we may have felt slightly self-conscious about our son wearing fox ears and a tail everyday for the past week because he thinks it makes him look like Minecraft sensation Stampy Longnose. But at the festival, there were plenty of people with fox tails and other animal parts hanging off them.
The horrible thing about the MRF is the privies. Nothing makes you more glad that you did not live during the Renaissance than having to take your sons to unisex public port-a-potties servicing several thousand people.
All three of my kids agreed that the pressing question was, “Do they have soda here?” Ooh! A chance to drink sugary carbonated beverages–instead of the sugary uncarbonated chocolate milk they usually get.
The big thrill for us this year is that my mom who is visiting came with us! She makes everything more fun. Huzzah!