Not long ago, I found parades overrated, tedious, and boring. Having kids, however, has restored my pleasure in parades. I now enjoy them. I like to see what's in the parade, I like seeing what people are giving away, and I especially like watching the kids get excited. We have a two week parade season during which we attend three parades (in Afton, MN, on White Bear Avenue in St. Paul, and in Sauk Centre, MN for Sinclair Lewis Days).
Kids like parades. I like eating candy. Everybody is happy.