And then we took our family to an actual circus, and I've got to admit: there are some similarities. At times we have a house full of clowns, acrobats, jugglers, daredevils, and contortionists, and occasionally we even have animals who poop where and when they shouldn't.
The kids have been asking questions lately about circuses, so when The Wife saw that a circus was coming to town, she thought it would be fun to take the kids to see it. They were surprised and excited.
When we arrived, it looked like there were a lot of fun things for the kids to do. There was a bouncy house, a bouncy slide, camel rides, pony rides, face painting, and elephant rides. Unfortunately, every one of those things cost an additional $6 per event, per child, except for the elephant rides, which were $18 per child per ride.
|Lots of fun things to do...but nobody is doing them because everyone was low on cash.|
|It's no coincidence the elephants are near the ATM machine.|
But, it wasn't just the extra attractions that were expensive. The food and beverage was, too. The couple in front of us bought two sno-cone drinks that came in a fancy light-up-bottomed cup. The drinks were $12 each! Yikes!
|With as valuable as those drinks are, this guy should probably have his own security detail.|
|Not a creature was stirring....|
|It folds! It flaps! It doesn't cost extra!|
|I wonder how many of these performers actually ran away to join the circus?|
|You can't have clowns without a clown car!|
|You will believe a man can fly! (Until he hits the net.)|
|I decided to go with a photo of the elephants performing, not pooping.|
All in all, it was a pretty fun experience. Now my kids can say they've been to the circus, and so can I! (Despite my advancing age, it was my first time at the circus.)
I had such a good time, but now it's back to my regular scheduled life with the four kids, which is my circus, and they are my clowns.