It's that time of year of year again when the Ringling Bros roll into Kansas City. This year, we were about 4 rows away from the action! Compared to last years seats in the nosebleed section where I held my breath the whole time hoping our antsy girls wouldn't fall into the rows below us, these were great seats. All opening night seats are $11.
We decided to chance it and take Tate along with us. He came last year too, but was only a few months old and slept through the entire second half contentedly in my lap. His eyes were WIDE open the entire show this time. He laughed and squealed and pointed at the different people and animals. One time I looked over at his excited little face and said, "I'm sorry I didn't want to bring you."
Don't get me wrong, he had his fit pitching moments. But it was so loud in there, his cries didn't disrupt anyone. We just held on to him tight and when he realized we weren't backing down and were not going to unleash him to run out onto the stage and get trampled by elephants, he found his blanky, popped his thumb in his mouth, sat back, and enjoyed the show. He was more entralled by the big screen showing everything on it. I kept trying to point out to him that we were just a few feet from the live action! Forget the screen!
Reese kept sweetly asking for a toy of some sort. I knew which one she would pick out. The $20 light up one that spun around. And we'd have to get one for Drue also. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. She was satisfied with getting cotton candy for her treat which came with a cute hat. We paid almost as much for that as one of our seats!
It was a fun show. I always enjoy these types of things as much as the kids. Thankfully, they had all had late naps that day which made for better moods all around.
Here are my two little clowns back home getting ready for bed. It was after 10pm by this time. Don't they look sleepy?!