Saturday, we took a family outing (minus Lauren, thank you Papa and Sugar) to see the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus.... The Greatest Show on Earth. Walker had not yet been to a circus, and had asked daily since the commercials started bombarding DFW networks about a month ago. So Saturday we set out on this great adventure, with a very excited little boy and we all had a wonderful time. Trumon had attended a Ringling Bros. when he was a child, but the only circuses I've ever been to were at the county fair grounds where I grew up, in an actual tent, not the American Airlines Center, not quite as elaborate.... but I did get to ride a elephant when I was seven as a prize for winning the circus coloring contest. So needless to say, it was very entertaining for us all. Walker seemed to be most impressed with the trick riders, tigers and elephants... I was worried that the acrobats would make more of an impression and that he would be trying some new stunts at home, but so far, so good.
I must say though, that I have no idea how most families, especially with multiple children could afford to go. After buying tickets, parking, popcorn, cotton candy, ect. and limiting Walker to one souvenir, we had spent around $200.... for ONE kid to go to the circus.... ridiculous! However, it was like one of those mastercard commercials ... 3 circus tickets $$$$$$, a souvenir $$$$, cotton candy $$$$, the smile of a little boy watching his first circus....priceless.