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The Circus?

Last Sunday, after church ,we went out to eat and I spotted a poster and some "free" tickets for a circus this weekend. We talked the circus up to Emily all week. But, I think I was more excited about it than she was. We invited some friends to go with us and we were all happy to be taking our children to their first circus. We when got to the circus grounds, we counted 5 cars on the parking lot , that should have been our first clue. We saw no big top tent , only 4 or 5 trailers and a bus that said circus. As we walked to the little arena, we all spotted the sign at the same time: $15 per adult. We looked at each other and said,"You have got to be kidding!" We did see some pony rides going on with the 3 children who were there . Steve asked a man if we could just pay for a pony ride and leave. We felt really sorry for the circus people, but we were NOT going to pay $ 30 for a little "circus" that could have been set up in our living room. We let Clay and Emily ride the ponies and then we were out of there and off to Chuck E Cheese-now that is a circus! I must say that the circus was really cute from an artist's perspective- Bright, decorative signs, benches- everything was visually pleasing. I think Emily thinks she has been to a big circus and she went to bed happy as a clam.

Emily is counting her tokens to play the games at Chuck E Cheese.
It has been a fun and funny night. You live and learn!


Leigh Ann said…
As long as Emily was happy and thinks she was at the "circus," that's all that counts. Ha! And, I agree, Chuck E. Cheese is the REAL circus. I have not been brave enough to take my kids yet, and Evan is 6! Ha!
Kelly said…
ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
We will have to go to CC some Sat morning and play ski ball!
Meredith said…
Oh my I bet ya'll were surprised it wasn't a "real circus". At least little Emily enjoyed it! I bet Emily enjoyed Chuck E Cheese more though! :) Leigh Ann is right, it is a circus as well!

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