January 30, 2012

The Greatest Show on Earth.

Last night was one of those nights when Nekos and I just look at each other and exchange can-you-even-believe-this smiles and can't get over how fun it is having a kid. 

On the way to the circus: "Mom, you don't expect me to be impressed, do you?"

Even though that said kid doesn't even seem very floored that we've taken her to the friggin' Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus and are watching elephants and tigers and ponies and tightrope walkers and men bursting into flames.

No, she is doing her best to take out a 40-ounce soda and spitting chewed-up peanut into my hands and dropping the little wind-up toys we bought her during intermission onto the ground and then crying and making us get down on all fours, potentially baring a butt crack, to grope around the popcorn kernels and the peanut shells to find the wind-up clown, all while there are friggin' elephants out there being, like, amazing.

Did I mention there were elephants?

We had so much fun. Well, at least Nekos and I had fun while Tess discovered the joy of a Big Gulp.


  1. I love this. :-) I have yet to go to a circus but this makes me very excited! And Tessa is adorable as ever, as always.

  2. i can't wait to take Lily to the circus! she will freak over the elephants and the clowns. she likes clowns. they freak me out!

  3. OH MY! cutest baby girl EVER! you win :)