Sunday

We are off to the Circus!

Today we off to a family tradition...the circus. Not that my life isn't aleady LIKE a circus...this is the real deal. We go an hour early and get to interact with all the clowns...it is wonderful. And our favorite: Bello the clown. In 2003 when Tucker was 3, he was actually pulled out of the stands and brought down to center ring with Bella himself. That's him in the photo...looking tiny and scared! We have gone nearly every year- and I have managed to sneak in my profesh camera a few times to get some pretty good shots. We love the circus....makes me feel normal I guess. All the way home we talk about the dog tricks, the lion tamer and the dancing ponies. Hours of entertainment without one gun fight, car chase or battery needed. They say it is the greatest show on earth...and we would have to agree.

6 comments:

Carol VR said...

I'd never been to a circus until a couple years ago. I LOVED it.

Candid Carrie said...

I am afraid of the circus. Yes, for real.

Clowns creep me out. Too much make up (think MiMi on Drew Carey) creep me out.

Animals parading around with hats creep me out.

I wish it didn't but it does. Don't even get me started on those giant costumes stuffed with a human.

Egad.

jimmy said...

It is a shame that life is ot is simple as it once was when children were anxious about the circus. Spending many years working the shrine circus and seeing nothing but adults attend it was pitiful.But oh well thats the society we built and only we can correct. great story, sorry I have not been around!!

Suz Broughton said...

I have a couple of friends who had boys who loved Bello. He is like a new generation clown. Still a little scary...

Reuben said...

Perhaps no gun fights or car chases, but plenty of violence nonetheless, from bullhooks, chains, whips, cages. Please do some research and remember: when the circus is over you and your family can go home to your glamour; the animals go back to their cages and chains and on to the next show. Sad.

Ann said...

Our family saw Bello and the crew last year.
It's one of the few times I would use the word "spectacle".
It truly was a SPECTACLE!
So much fun!