Monday, May 5, 2008

I am a Circus Freak!

Today 16 of us went to the circus. We were our own virtual circus with 10 children-8 under 6yo. Suprisingly the kids did super. No spanking and no regret. After the intermission we did have a few kids getting to the end of their rope and cuddling on laps but I sort of expected that.

I have been going to Ringling Bros circus since I was a kid. They do an excellent show.

We saw tigers, dogs, elephants, motor cycles in a globe and of course clowns. It is about 2 1/2 hr show so I thought it was a decent value at $25 a ticket.

The porking begins when you walk in the door. We are all family and all equally thrifty. We packed backpacks and brought snacks, juice ect. I think we spent a total of $40 on food. We explained to our kids we were not buying anything there. $12 for a bag of cotton candy in a circus hat was the only thing my Mom got sucked in to.

The part that really floored me- The lights go down and they are selling the coolest lights that flash and swirl and hum-Every kid wanted one. Cost=$22.00. I was like What??? That is what I paid to go to the Circus. I guess they can keep cost down by charging a car payment for the outside crap. I am in line at the ladies room and there is the cutest little girl-Wand in hand, light up crown and something else in her other hand. I estimate her total about $65. CRAZY!!
All in all- I had a super time and I think everyone else did too.
Want to see-

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Sounds like fun!doubt you have to worry about not wogging...Bet you were twice as tired from herding kids all day! I think that's even MORE activity.

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