Friday, November 7, 2008

Circus woes

So we had tickets to the circus last night. My mom is good friends and used to work with the head veterinarian for Barnum & Bailey so every year we get free tickets and get to go backstage. Sophie LOVED it last year. LOOOOVED it. Last night, not so much. I think it had to do with the fact that she FINALLY fell asleep at like pm and the show started at 7. usually when she is asleep at 4 she is gone for the night. She FINALLY woke up once we got inside the arena and she saw all the lights and heard the music. She was enjoying everything until intermission and I think that is when she was just over it. She was screaming that she was scared and wasnted nothing to do with the place at all. We even bought her a $20 tiger cub that came in a little pink purse to try and appease her(oh yeah, I bribed her!) but nothing worked. So we left just as the second half started. Oh well, We were there for here and I was not going to let her be miserable the whole time. We did however manage to get som pictures and video. Just super bummed we didnt get to go back stage! Boo. Oh well! Always next year!



2TooManyHats said...

You did a good thing mom. She was done and there was not reason to force her to stay. I love the Tiger pics :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Cool tiger photos! Bummer you weren't able to go backstage but when kids are done, they are DONE.

Anonymous said...

I love the circus...a highlight every time it comes to town.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

We went to the circus a little while ago too - and loved it. But I have to say that it really could be overwhelming for little ones and I saw several kids who were freaking out. We left our 2-year-old at home for that reason.

Maybe next year? :)