Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Circus

Well, I have been putting off blogging about the circus, because while it was an overall  success, the stress that ended up occurring, makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

The night before we were going, I asked PD if it started at 3 or 3:30.  So he got out the tickets to check.  WELL the tickets very clearly read 7:30 Friday Night.  It was now 9:30 Friday Night. They had sent us Friday night instead of Saturday matinée.

PD just kept saying "NO NO NO."

We took turns freaking out and comforting each other.  He made some phone calls, but no one was at the box office.  Just to make himself feel better he started leaving messages for everyone from the guy that drives the clown car all the way up to the Secretary of State.

I finally calmed down and said, "Look the worst that can happen is we have to buy the tickets again."  We looked online and there weren't really any good seats left but resigned ourselves to the worst case scenario.

Well the next day, PD still couldn't get anyone on the phone, so he drove down to the fairgrounds to see what they could do.  (Insert fake smiles displayed for daughters who were talking about the circus)

It did work out that they exchanged the tickets..the seats were not as good, but it was fine.

PK1 (our animal lover) rode an elephant.

PK2 stuck to something a bit more tame.

We ate cotton candy.
The best acts were trained elephants
and a clown wedding.

The smells did not end up being too bad, or maybe I just didn't notice them because I was so glad it all worked out and we actually got to go!


schwadette said...

Glad you survived! :)

Kelli said...

You crack me up! I'm sorry you had such an issue. Jamison liked the circus, but not the clowns. She had to look straight ahead when she passed one. But overall my MIL said she liked it. Oh and she wanted to get her face painted but after hearing that the clowns do the face painting she said nevermind.

mimi said...

I'm so glad that the ticket fiasco worked out. Reading about your reactions and PD calling everyone had me laughing.

BTW-love your hair!