Thursday, August 18, 2011
At rodeos, parents with children under six can volunteer their little girl or boy to compete in an event called "mutton busting." This is how it works.
1. Parent carries child, who is scared stiff, toward a large sheep that is being restrained by two, strong, full grown cowboys. The child buries her face in the parent's neck.
2. Parent places child on the sheep's back, tells him to hold on tight, and the sheep bolts off. The child buries his face in the sheep's neck.
3. Within seconds, the child is thrown off, and his or her little body does scary things in the air.
4. The child hits the ground, begins bawling, and is scooped back up into the arms of the parent.
Something in my gut tells me that when I have little kids, I will not be volunteering them to mutton bust!