Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Greatest Show on Earth!

Ah...the Circus...the Greatest Show on Earth! I made a secret vow at a young age that when I grew up and had kids I would take them to the circus every year of their life until they were at least 8 (which is what I think I was at the time). Now, I think I will take my kids every year of their life until they can figure out how to jump from the car on the way. It's a classic event in every child's life...I cannot wait!
However, as the carrying out of my promise to myself begins, I have been very uncertain on how this little adventure will go...the life and perspective of a three year old is so unpredictable! My good friend Christina has a son, Jake, who is Luke's age. Christina and I share the same thoughts on exposing our kids to fun, entertaining events and experiences. We have either separately or together tried all of the following...The Wiggles, The Doodlebops, Sesame Street Live, Santa Train, and Go! Dog! Go! Now, these go well for the most part, but we usually always leave early wondering why we just didn't go to the park for free rather then spending all the money to end up in the "Quiet Room" during the show or enduring the screams of a three year old, "That doggie is scaring me!", at the top of his lungs during the "silent" part of the show or trying to pry your child (Luke) with his fingers in his ears and eyes shut out of a curled up ball. Not sure if we are over ambitious parents or just plain dumb...but here we go again to the circus and what's funny about it is we are SO excited about matter what is to come. That, I think, is the beauty of it all. Will we leave early? Probably. Will our kids get upset? Maybe...but that's OK because it's as much of an adventure for us as it is for them. Maybe this will be the show they "get" and love and remember forever and ever! That's the hope, which is why we keep enduring...
I will say that we have gotten smarter...opening night is half price and we got the cheapest tickets we could...hooray! I have also assured Luke over and over that we are as "far away from the clowns as humanly possible"! He also wanted me to make sure that all the animals will be in, I said they would be for the "most part". Hopefully, no lions will get loose and coming running into the audience as he will be scarred for life. He also informed me that we should probably bring a flashlight for when the lights go out..see, he's learning too....
So keep tuning in to find out how it all turns out!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to hear all about it!!!! It's going to be awesome!