"I don't want to walk. I want to watch."
I always thought walking in a parade would be cool. I never did it...but people in parades always look happy. But in the end were the sad they didn't actually get to see the parade? My ten year old has been asked to be in our local one every year. Every year it's, "Nope...if I'm in it, I can't see it." (or catch the candy that comes flying by. He seriously has no idea who or what walks by..unless they are hold a bag of candy....then he remembers even their outfits.)