[personal profile] valkryor
About a month ago, Declan got a free admission for the circus from his school for donating to the Food Bank. I...did not want to go. I knew I would not really enjoy myself and that it would be very draining for me. And hey, look, I went, found most of it to be 'meh' and and now feeling like I've been kicked repeatedly by a mule.

Some of it, of course, was really good, but there was so much that was...there. And the prices of things? Yeesh. $5 for popcorn/cotton candy is a bit steep, and $10 for a pony ride is an obnoxious cash grab. They were also selling these light sabers swords that were essentially LED lights in plastic housing that flashed. There were so many in my peripheral vision that I could feel a headache coming on. And no, I didn't shell out $15 for Declan to bring one home. Two hours of other people's kids with them was plenty.

I was most impressed by the feats of strength and balance, but I would have to say that the contortionist was my favourite. A lot of the audience was unimpressed, but I have a better idea what it takes to be in a full bridge position and balancing on one foot than some. *shrugs*

And the seats? Too fucking narrow. It feels like my hips are bruised from the arm rests. Okay, yeah, I'm fat, but that was a fucking awful experience.

Declan did enjoy himself, so I guess that's the only thing that matters.

EDIT: I have a bruise, about the size of the armrest, on my right upper thigh/hip. My left side feels bruised, but nothing has come up. Note to self: avoid that place in future. The seats do not agree with you.

Date: 2017-06-04 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rhoste
You are a brave, brave woman.

Date: 2017-06-04 06:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oracleofdoom
Yup, I don't envy you. Honestly, I didn't care much for the circus as a kid, and although mine think they want to go to one some day, I don't think they're likely to enjoy it any more than I did, because I know their propensity for boredom is strong. I can't even get them to sit through Star Wars, even though it seems like every other kid their age LOVES it. (Admittedly I don't even like Star Wars, but I thought it would be good for them to be familiar with the story they're getting inundated with.)

I feel you on narrow seats. They have those at my kids' school, too. They pack us in at events like sardines. For this, and for my REPEATED boob yeast infections, I've concluded that it's really time for me to try to lose weight, but I don't wanna do what I need to do to accomplish that.


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