The Importance of Consonants

October 9th, 2010

When planning a weekend excursion, it is important to pay close attention to consonants. My aunt came in for a quick “meet the Bear” visit and we embarked on a trip to a local township’s Oktoberfest. At least, that’s what we thought we were doing. In actuality, we went to an Octoberfest.

See the difference? Oktoberfest = Fun German Festival. We had visions of munching on bratwursts and schnitzel, enjoying some German music, and even dancing a polka or two. In anticipation, I dressed Miss Mouse in her little German dirndl. She was adorable.

She was also the only person in attendance at the Octoberfest to be wearing Bavarian attire. Which made sense, given that the event was in no way intended to be an exploration of German culture.

Instead, it was a fall festival, with a lovely enjoyable small town feel. A petting zoo. Pony rides. Fire trucks to climb on and admire. Face painting. Craft booths. An aging cover band playing slightly off-key renditions of classic rock songs.

The weather was gorgeous and we actually had a great time. Miss Mouse was particularly enamored of the fire trucks and Little Bear slept through the whole event, blissfully oblivious to the fact that his mother was buying him a bright orange crocheted pumpkin hat.

So while it wasn’t quite the Deutschextravaganza we envisioned, it certainly was a great way to spend the afternoon!

One response to “The Importance of Consonants”

  1. Isa says:

    Well I, for one, think that a drindl is the perfect attire for either Octoberfest or Oktoberfest. Also, that hat is adorable! I assume it has a wee stem on top?

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