Hubs and I joined my sister, her son, and her husband for a trip to the circus last night! We showed up at 6 p.m. for an hour of "meet and greet" with the performers up close. Clay started out pretty well-behaved for this part of the evening, but by about 6:45 p.m., he was fussing ALOT and throwing absolute FITS when I wouldn't let him run wild all over the Coliseum. (Well, shoot. There were tons of other parents and kids all over the place, plus areas where patrons were not allowed. It was easier to hang onto him rather than put him down and have to keep telling him "no" or "be careful.")
Due to his foul mood, I was seriously thinking that we might miss the actual circus altogether. Luckily, though, once the show actually started, he was completely mesmerized by the acts. He sat happily in my lap and watched the tightrope walkers, the clowns, the rope tricks, the elephants, and more. We took the opportunity of intermission at 8 p.m. to slip out. (We'd been there 2 hours by then, and I was all circused out. Plus, we needed to get booger in bed at a fairly decent hour.)
But, hey, we did it, right? We took a 1-year-old to the circus. Do I get a patch?