Today I headed over to RocketBoy’s elementary school to see the circus.
Not the regular circus-like atmosphere that is Pre-K, but rather the circus where RocketBoy was RingMaster. There were “trained” elephants, and a most ferocious lion, all of which more or less responded to verbal commands of their trainer. Sort of.
There were the lovely ladies of the balance beam, and acrobats that spelled out letters with their bodies. A magician and lovely assistant turned water into slightly greenish water and pulled a stuffed rabbit out of a hat. Also, clowns that squirted water on the audience and did some bit involving vigorous handshaking.
And not a one of them over the age of 5.
They did four shows today; steakums and I caught the last one. They all looked exhausted, so I believe they have an thorough understanding of the importance of Equity rules now.
steakums stayed on to go to lunch and pass out cupcakes, as this was RocketBoy’s birthday day. All of the kids intentionally smeared the blue icing on their faces to make war paint. steakums walked away with an even deeper appreciation for Pre-K teachers.