Yesterday we headed to a local circus for the afternoon show. Michael and Katie have never been to a circus before. We went with a friend and her 2 girls, who had also never been to a circus.
When we got there, we sat at one end of the arena as most of the seats on the side were already taken. This provided us with an excellent vantage point to see everything in one part of the arena but it wasn't as good to see things at the other end.
The show lasted 2 hours, which included a 30 minute intermission halfway through. It held Michael's attention for most of the time and Katie sat through 90% of it, completely content until the clown got shot out of the cannon!
They had tigers that were in a cage and they jumped over other tigers, through hoops and could stand upright on their hind legs. There was also a family of acrobats, who did all sorts of tricks, aerial gymnasts, a juggler and a couple who did illusions with changing outfits. Dogs also did jumping tricks and one larger dog carried a smaller dog on its back and jumped. It was quite entertaining!
After the show was over, I asked Michael what his favorite part was and he said the elephants. The elephants were the last act that came on. They stood on their hind legs, rolled on the floor, jumped over other elephants and walked on a ring. It definitely left an impression on Michael.
And what circus wouldn't be complete without refreshments? The girls and Michael each had their own snowcone and they all shared a bag of popcorn. A great way to give your kid some energy in my opinion!
Here's what Katie thought of the circus: