We had exactly one hour and ten minutes to get ready.
This is because when the email came through from our home school group at least one month ago about free circus tickets, I somehow didn’t see the details or didn’t have time to think about it or something goofy like that. And then I forgot. This is why I didn’t sign up for our family to go to the circus for FREE. Many of the home school families in our area who HAD read the email and HAD been responsible enough to sign up on time were making big plans. Therefore, last Friday several of our friends were heading out to the circus with their kids while WE were planning to stay home and clean bathrooms and bedrooms. Not nearly as much fun, huh?
Then, just a little over an hour before departure time, we got a phone call. There were exactly six circus tickets now available…did we want them?
Oh yes, we did want them thank you very much!
Of course, we were still all in our jammies (yes, even though it was after 10 a.m.). And needed to pack a lunch. And make sure the van had gas. And fill some water bottles. And tie up a few other loose ends.
We scrambled, we ran, we threw jammies around not caring where they landed. Eh, we could take care of those later. We were going to the circus!
We made it to Lincoln, found a parking space and ran in to find our seats with exactly three minutes to spare.
The circus was great! We’d never taken our kids to the circus before. In fact, while Matt and I had each been to a circus once when we were little, we didn’t remember much about it. We all had a blast!
Since I’d not been prepared ahead of time, my camera took this picture…then the battery died. :(
At least I got a pic with the fire ring the tigers walked through!
The kids have been talking all about it since Friday. What great memories they got to make! (Although I’m hoping they’ll forget the memory of watching the the stunt motorcyclists riding around in the tiny little circle cage thingy…they don’t need to be getting any ideas.)
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