Thursday, July 4, 2013

That's One Way to Meet the Queen

On our first day trip to London, we convinced Big Arrow to leave lovely Hyde Park by telling him we were going to see the Queen. We thought he'd think that sounded exciting, and we were right. Of course, we were merely going to walk over to Buckingham Palace and check it out. There was no actual invitation to meet the Queen. (But I check my mail daily, Your Majesty, if you're reading...)

So when we arrived, Big Arrow was very amped up. And then he did what any right-minded 4-year-old does when approaching a gate like this.

He stuck his head through the bars.

If you're a regular reader of the blog, you may have noticed that my boys, while very adorable, were blessed with slightly larger than average ears. And that's where the trouble began. Because Big Arrow couldn't get his head out of the iron fence that protects the palace.

Luckily the incident was quickly resolved after he let out a few manic screams for help. My husband was able to wiggle his head free and it was over before it began. The British woman standing next to us said, "Well, that's one way to try to get inside." And we had a nice chuckle about it. And no, I didn't get a picture. I was mostly concerned about avoiding a breach in royal security.

Like any good nagging mother, I questioned Big Arrow about why he did it.

"Well, I was trying to get a better look at those guys with the crazy hats!"

But of course.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.

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