So those of you who saw my JOKING rants on facebook last night know that Ryan and I took the kiddos to the circus last night along with Auntie Rachel, Uncle Tony, Addi and Lilly. In some regards it was really fun. The anticipation was probably the trump card in the whole situation. The kids all took naps in anticipation of this fabulous upcoming event they knew little about. For all they knew it would be Disneyland. I sort of pictured a big red and white striped circus tent with huge elephants, tight rope walkers and probably even a lion tamer or two encompassed by the smell of hot popcorn. I got BMX trick riders (like the kind you see at the fair), lots of cute little dogs who could do tricks, dirt bikes riding in a cage, and some not-so-funny clowns. We went to the 7:30 pm (supposed to be over at 9:30) showing because the Ryan couldn't get home in time for the 4:30 show, so we had the kids take LONG afternoon naps in anticipation. The circus got started a little late and the 15 minute intermission turned into a 35 minute intermission so they could make lots of extra money selling pictures with a boa constrictor, pony rides, elephant rides and face painting. Those of you who know me know that I am NOT a stickler on time, but it was getting rather late. Our kiddos were ready to go so we finally ducked out at about 10:00 and it wasn't even over. The very best part of the whole night was the light-up swords we got for the kids. They LOVED them. Logan, Mason and Mya waved their swords proudly at the circus, shined them brightly on the car ride home and even slept with them last night (a little gross, I know). It was a fun evening out but Logan suggested that if the circus comes to town again next year we should stay home and watch a movie to which I replied, "DONE".
PS: At least it was for a good cause, right?