Rennaissance Vegetable

Good morning, everyone. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I myself made the mistake of teaching Little Boy G a knock knock joke:

  • Knock knock?
  • Who’s there?
  • Boo.
  • Boo hoo.
  • Why are you crying?

And he tells it to me every minute or so. He also exchanges other names after the “Who’s There?” question, like Sally, or whatever, but his punch line is always: “Why are you crying?”

Laugh. I guess he doesn’t quite get the gist of knock knock jokes. It is a riot, however, when he tells them.

What we did this weekend

We went to Maryland’s Rennaissance Festival or as LBG likes to call it, The Rennaissance Vegetable.

It was fun, but packed. I think that, because of the beautiful weather and the fact that it was totally rained out last weekend, everyone decided to go this past Saturday. The lines were all so long–we skipped riding the elephant and the pony because there were 25 people ahead of us for each ride. Ever wait in that long of a line with an antsy four year old before? Yeah, me too. So we didn’t.

So my question to you guys is this: 1.Do you have Rennaissance Festivals where you live? And if so, 2. Do people ever come dressed up as ninjas? Because they do at ours. What is up with that? It’s not a costume party, ya know. There were no ninjas during the Rennaisssance!



  1. Lina said,

    October 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve never been to a Rennaissance Festival, but they do have a big one here in the Minneapolis area each year. Also, I watched the Big Bang Theory on Monday and they went to one too – Sheldon dressed as Spock from Star Trek.

  2. Elaine said,

    October 6, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    We do have one in our state, though not our part of it. McH and I went one year because I had press passes. I’m too cheap to pay the outrageous prices they charge. Anyway, nobody was dressed as a ninja. They were dressed in Rennaissance garb, to be sure, and we saw waaaaayyyy more boob clevage (and just plain boob) than we ever bargain for, but no ninjas.

    You’re right. The boobage factor is always something to contend with (excuse my dangling participle).

  3. SueCQ said,

    October 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    We’ve been to the MD festival once several years ago. We should take Nick (7 yo) back one of these days.
    We use the “don’t cry” knock-knock joke, too. Another favorite is “ach” . . . “ach who” . . . “bless you”. Glad you had a good weekend!

    Oh! I love the Bless You one! I’ll teach that to him tonight. He’ll LOVE IT! 😀

  4. kweenmama said,

    October 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    We don’t have a Rennaissance Festival where we live, we DO have a Shakespearean Festival in a town about 4 hours from us that shows Shakespearean plays as well as other plays all summer long.

    I remember the knock knock joke stage. They think EVERY joke they think up is funny. I loved it!

  5. m said,

    October 13, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    We were also there that day and saw the Ninja guys. Wikipedia says Ninjas were in the 15th century so I guess it is OK to be a Ninja at the Rennaissance if you are going by time period.

    We did the ax throw, complicated hair brading, face painting, and climbing the castle wall. She got to the very top too, pretty good for a 6 yr old in a sun dress and sandles.

    We go at least once a year. This time even the back roads were backed up.

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