I'd never actually been to a circus, so I was as excited as Sam and Andie were. (Well, Andie wasn't really that excited. Not until she had her first bite of cotton candy--that really got her in the circus spirit.)
There were tigers, bears, and motorcycles IN A CAGE! Sam spent most of the show looking like this:
Andie was a little less enthralled. "Uh, this is getting old. I'm gonna need some more cotton candy."
This is a picture of a man with a fire-y stick in his mouth. They also juggled KNIVES. They stood on towers of chairs. I had visions of Sam trying these new stunts at home and breaking limbs in new, exciting ways. The circus gave me frequent opportunities to say, "Does that look like a good idea, Sam? No, I didn't think so either."
Joe and I were pretty impressed by this married couple on the "chiffon". I was thinking, "What would it be like to tour with a circus when you are married?" when Joe leaned over and whispered, "That thing is like a Moby wrap on crack!".
To top it all off, we rode an elephant. At ten bucks a pop, it was a pricey little adventure, but Sam loved it. During the second half of the show, he repeatedly whispered in my air that he would like an elephant for his next birthday. I told him we'd talk about it.
Thanks for the fun time, Poxleitners. Let's make this an annual event!