Tuesday, August 21, 2007

the greatest show on earth

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls welcome to the greatest show on earth...At the last minute we decided to go to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and it was a good thing. Madeline was very excited until we got there. She suddenly became frightened of the clowns(I do not blame her because I'm not particularly fond of clowns myself but I posed with 2 less imposing ones to try to ease Madeline's fears...it did not work) Last year at the Shriner Circus a clown came within 3 feet of her and she got so scared she wet herself. Well she was able to control herself this year but buried her head several times in Daddy's shoulder when the clowns came close. Her clown anxiety gradually fadded when she realized that they would stay far away from us and she settled in and enjoyed herself. She danced threw most of the show and loved eating a hotdog and popcorn, the jumping puppy dogs and tigers the most. When the circus was over (9:45pm) we thought Madeline would fall asleep very quickly for the car ride home not so she talked and talked about it all the way home. But within 30 seconds of her laying down in bed she was out, sleeping peacefully with her new white tiger stuffed animal souviner.