The Circus Comes to Town
I went to the Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey's Zing Zang Zoom circus last Thursday at Madison Square Garden. In the days leading up to the event, it was all I could do to contain my excitement. The circus was all I could talk about. Would there be lions? Would there be tigers? (I saw no bears on their fliers, bummer). Had I even ever been to a circus before? As I arrived at the Garden with the swell of little kids, the enthusiasm was contagious. All around me were the shouts of sugared-up little ones. They were getting their faces painted, they were meeting the stars and eating their cotton candy, they were having a grand old time. Then the lights lowered and the show began, and I noticed that the kids around me seemed to really be enjoying the show, but it wasn't quite as fun for me.
That made me wonder: Does the circus lose its charm when you get older? When you take your kids, is it just as much fun for you as it is for them? I bet I'll feel differently when I have kids of my own.Add a Comment