Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!
Yesterday Brad took Joe, Jake and Bella to the Circus in town – the Shrine Circus. It is not exactly Ringling Bros or Barnum & Bailey and to say that it is a fairly low-budget operation would be giving it way too much credit. Brad felt that it was the Longest Show on Earth if not the Greatest.
The wonderful news is that my kids, and children in general, are not nearly as discerning about these things and the circus is still fun no matter what! That is part of the joy of childhood, I think – the ability to look at the world through untainted eyes and see the magic in it. I will say, however, that the apparent high point was the Elephant peeing center stage in the middle of his act – you just can’t follow that.
And for those of you curious about the rubber item the kids are standing in front of, apparently no circus is complete without a fantastically large, inflatable Alien out front. When I inquired about it to the kids, none could tell me what it had to do with the event, but all were impressed by it!