Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I Don't Really Have the Money....But I'm Doing it Anyway

This week, the Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town. Jamien has NEVER been to the circus. Ever. For four years, he has begged and pleaded with me to take him to the circus. But I've never had the money. This year, I still really can't afford it, but I'm taking him anyway, for many reasons.
  • A childhood without any circuses in it seems pretty sad to me.
  • He's 11. It won't be too long before he thinks he's either a) too old to go to the circus; or b) too COOL to go to the circus.
  • I've been promising for years, and have never been able to keep my word. It's a shame when you have to break a promise to a child - even when the promise was sincerely meant when you originally made it. I'm tired of breaking promises to my child.
  • This would be a fantastic way for us to kick off some awesome mommy-son time. He hasn't gotten much of that lately, and it's showing in his attitude, behavior, and general demeanor; and
  • Dangit! I want to go to the circus, too! I'm tired of trudging home from work just to start studying, or doing housework, or hearing him whine that I don't spend any time with him and that he's "ssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooo stinking boooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddd!". Maybe I want to be a kid again, too, even if it's just for one stinkin' night. I want to feel wonder and amazement again, instead of walking through life in a cloud of have-tos, need-tos and shoulds.

So that's why I'm taking the $80 that should go toward some bills, and going to the circus. I need to live a little before I absolutely go stinkin' insane!


Suze said...

We just visited the Circus World Museum in Baraboo last week! It's where B&B and the Ringling Bros started. Pretty neat. I think you guys will have fun :)

ann said...

Eat before you go! I hear cotton candy is like $13! And have fun! Try not to join!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Aw, but I always wanted to run away and join the circus! LOL