My brother and his family live in the circus capital of the world with a circus museum and such. Every year, they have an amateur circus made up entirely of children from their county. Kids. You'd think this thing would appeal to only family members and locals. You would be wrong.
They have this week-long circus festival, which is cute, but really just a festival. Parade. Booths. Carnival rides. Nice, but not much to draw people from afar.
The nightly circus performances, however. People, this is a show I'd travel to see. (And I do. Granted, it is only a 5-hour drive. But still.)
So Olivia and I went up there yesterday in hopes of getting to see the show before baby arrives. (Ha. Baby. He is SO taunting us.)
These kids. They do amazing things. Starting at age seven. That would be the age of my niece, Mackenzie. And this is her in low-casting (which is kind of like beginning trapeze).
Again, Molly is the person at the BOTTOM of this pile. Walking hand-to-hand to the other performers. Attentive spotters below are stretching out one of those hand-held nets, but STILL. She's EIGHT. I am amazed at these circus people.
Also appearing: older children not related to me. I don't even know the names of these girls, but look at what they are doing. Way up in the air and all that.
So, long story short: Circus = great distraction. Awesome! I'm glad we didn't miss it because of baby (although, baby, this is not an excuse for you to continue to delay). And if you are anywhere in the vicinity, or even if you are not, go see this circus. It gives professionals a run for their money and is even more impressive because they are all kids!