Circus

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There are few things that I’d love my kids to experience at least once during their childhood.  The circus is certainly one of them.  I love the idea and excitement of a traveling group of performers sharing their amazing feats with wide-eyed children.  So, much to my delight, I won Ringling Brothers tickets for our family for opening night from a local blogging momma!

We had talked about taking the kids last year, but I am so glad we waited.  I think 5 is a great age to experience the circus for the first time.  By Kindergarten your little one can track several events happening simultaneously and actually catch something that occurs quickly.  They can sit without much complaint for 2.5 hours.  This is especially true if fun treats like snow cones in tiger mugs are available!  They have also tried, with great effort and even frustration, to do a flip on the monkey bars.  Anyone that can do this, let alone acrobatics and back flips while on a hire wire, is worthy of applause!  Yep, 5 is a good age.  My youngest sat on the edge of her seat, jaw hanging low and hands clenched in shock at every little thing that happened tonight.  I must have heard, “Mommy, did you see that?” at least 100 times tonight.  It was absolutely precious.

All I could think about continuously tonight was what qualities the circus performers’ mothers must have possessed to let their children try, learn and excel at such activities?  Would I give my girls the same freedoms to try such things?  Um. . . I think after the 15 heart attacks I had tonight, probably not.  Certainly something to think about!  Man, I didn’t think I was such a nervous nelly!

You don’t have to win tickets to enjoy a great deal–and a few heart attacks–at the circus.  I won my tickets from The Holt House.  Check out this blog post to get a discount on tickets for your family.   Great memories and something fun out of this heat!

 

**Becca did not ask me to write about her blog or the circus.  But she does have a fun money saving blog that all mommas should know about.  🙂

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Cate Johnson has been married to her best friend, Sean, for 10 years.  She is the mother to their three Haitian princesses who came home forever in 2008.  They also brought home a son domestically in March.  She is passionate about Jesus, adoption, and attachment.  She also loves coming alongside prospective adoptive parents as well as those struggling through transition and attachment. Cate blogs about all of these topics and more at Gathered From Afar and Attaching Hearts.

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Cate Johnson has been married to her best friend, Sean, for 12 years. She is the mother to their daughters who came home through international adoption in 2008. They also have a son that came home through domestic adoption in March 2011. The baby is another son, who is biological. Cate is passionate about Jesus, photography, writing and adoption and attachment. She also loves coming alongside prospective adoptive parents as well as those struggling through transition and attachment. Cate blogs about all of these topics and more at Gathered From Afar and Attaching Hearts.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the shout out Cate and I’m so glad that your family had such an amazing time at the circus! It’s such a blessing to be able to host these giveaways 🙂

  2. LOVE this Cate! I too think 5 would probably be the best age for the circus. I’d be afraid Nora would be so interested in the elephants that she’d go running out onto the ring. 😉 And for those of you who know Nora I’m sure you can all picture her doing just that.

    • You are so right. I think at Nora’s age, she would need to sit super close in the pricier seats. That might be dangerous for a quick toddler who thinks acrobats on elephants would be so much fun. 😉

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