"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weekend before last we headed to the "Greatest Show on Earth"! This was Caroline's first Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus! I'm sad to say that this is the only picture we have of anything from that night! This picture capturing mommy didn't even take a picture of her girl at her first circus (errr). 
We have waited almost three years to use this voucher that C's aunt Rhonda got for her when she was born! We didn't take her last year because I wanted to take her when I felt like she could remember something about it (something that set it apart from the zoo or the fair)!
We arrived just in time for the show! After finding our seats and hearing the ringmaster's intro I could tell C was a bit anxious. She wouldn't take her coat off and she sat in Sam's lap ( mind you the whole time too), poor baby. She said she wanted to go "bye bye mommy" when the tightrope walkers and the swing rope dancers appeared. I think she thought they'd fall and get hurt (I love that my girl already has compassion)! We told her they were real careful with their jumps and twirls! I was sad that she was anxious but I know how she felt at that moment! I have a lot of anxiety at times too. She became more settled during intermission and relaxed during the tiger show (funny)!
I am glad that we took her for the experience! We will take her back next year and hopefully she'll enjoy it more! I have always enjoyed the circus. We went every year that I was a child for as long as I can remember and my BFF recently reminded me that we even went with my parents when we were in college!

1 comment:

Fried Pink Tomato said...

Aww that is so sweet. I am sure I would be nervous for the tightrope walkers too! :)