Glad we bought the cheap seats!

Discussion in 'The Toddler Years(1-3)' started by jjzollman, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. jjzollman

    jjzollman Well-Known Member

    We went to Ringling Brothers Circus tonight, our oldest DS has been dying to see a circus, so we bought the cheapest seats and headed out. It was a good show and they all seemed to enjoy it quite a bit, though it was a little slow paced for the younger boys (not so interested in the trapeze stunts, clown acts, etc.).

    When I was brushing their teeth tonight I asked Finley what his favorite part was and he said riding the escalator!

    So glad we didn't splurge on the expensive tickets! :lol: Sullivan's favorite part was watching the clowns drive a clown car. :)
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  2. seamusnicholas

    seamusnicholas Well-Known Member

    We saw it last week. As my bil said in his fb status: "Feeling fully drained after coming back from the fully charged circus." There was a ton going on wasn't there! How bad was the tiger part. That was so not right! So sad I had a hard time even watching!

    That is hilarious about the escalator!

    Oh and my sister told us how expensive the food was so we brought our own! $10 for a lemonade and $8 for a popcorn...$10-12 for a snowcone!
  3. jjzollman

    jjzollman Well-Known Member

    I know! My DH said he thought the show made him feel crazy Your BIL's status is perfect! Yes, those poor tigers and lions. They were growling a lot at their trainer tonight, I am sure they have a lot of pent up anger toward that guy. :(

    And great minds think alike, we packed a bunch of our own snacks too. 12.00 for cotton candy? 14.00 for a snow cone? That is just ridiculous after paying 20.00 to park and 100.00 for the 5 of us to go, we weren't spending any more money!
  4. megkc03

    megkc03 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Whoa. You brought in your own food?!? :girl_devil: LOL!

    Yep-I remember one of our first outings like that...where we asked the boys their favorite part of _______, and I got, "the popcorn." I was not amused. ;)

    And my kids love the escalator, as I sweat afraid they are going to get a shoe lace caught...
  5. jjzollman

    jjzollman Well-Known Member

    I know, I'm pretty sure there has been a discussion on the food thing in the Den. LOL.

    Escalators make me nervous too...especially since there are more kids than there are adults!
  6. seamusnicholas

    seamusnicholas Well-Known Member

    Ha! I was going to add the tomato smilie after I typed that but then thought...really, you can't even argue with those ridiculously jacked up prices! (Well I know it totally can be argued here!)
  7. megkc03

    megkc03 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Oh there has been! I've only been a spectator! LOL!

    I don't do the escalator unless dh or someone is with me, which is rare. But man, they can ride that all day!
  8. Heathermomof5

    Heathermomof5 Well-Known Member

    We have decided to not go see another Ringling brothers circus. We were very disappointed last year. But if you ever get a chance to see a Shriners circus it is really worth it!! Things are not as expensive - q Plus the money goes towards a good cause. And the show was way more impressive!

    At Ringlinq, the light up swords were $20 and at the Shriners they were $12.
  9. jjzollman

    jjzollman Well-Known Member

    I was just telling my DH last night that we should go to the Shriner's Circus next time. I go with my class every year - for free! - and it is a smaller venue and the show is more impressive. I guess I was thinking that the " greatest show on earth" would be more exciting than th Shriner's one!
  10. Heathermomof5

    Heathermomof5 Well-Known Member

    We thought it would be too!!! But we have always been more impressed with the Shriners!
  11. Meximeli

    Meximeli Well-Known Member

    They need the extra money to cover their lawsuits. The FDA recently finned them for 27 charges of animal abuse. Every time a circus comes to town here I take the opportunity to explain to my children why we don't go. I do hope to take them to a performace of the Cirque du Solie (no animals) in Mexico City next year.
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