It was our first circus attempt with the boys. With all of the lights, noise, and excitement we just didn't want to torture us or them. But this seemed like a simpler circus, nothing too over the top, so we decided to take a chance.
We prepped them ("We are not buying toys at the circus!"). We came prepared (with earphones). We stuck by our guns during intermission when there was crying, and stomping, and pleading for the over-marketed toys. We survived the circus. Dare I say we actually enjoyed it?!?!
Before the circus
Moosie acting like a clown.
The tallman passed Bubba the trick plate. Doesn't he look a little anxious?
The boys got to choose one extra special thing to do. Bubba chose riding an elephant and was thrilled. Moosie chose riding a pony and was less than thrilled. "Me no ike! Ooo buhpee!" [Me no like. Too bumpy!"]
The Show Highlights
Bubba's favorite part was the clown and his "broken" bike.
I think being up close to the ring kept the boys engaged, though at times they were more interested in the rafters and the wires. I was just happy they enjoyed being there in general and that we didn't have huge rebound meltdowns at bedtime!