Friday, December 16, 2011

At the circus (le cirque Pinder)

Yesterday, for the very first time, I participated in a field trip with my daughter's school. Museums, movies, theater plays, parks, castles, I had never been able to be part of the accompanying parents because I was working, or too big and tired pregnant. But this time I could and we went to the circus. Le cirque Pinder. When was the last time I had gone to the circus? ....................(thinking).......... Ages. Actually, I think the last time I set a foot in a circus I was a little girl, and to be honest I hated it when I was a child* **. That's because once, the guy chose me amongst the audiance to decide what the poney should do, and it literally terrorized me - that's silly I know, but I was very shy when I was a kid :)

So yesterday, with a nervous heart, I went with my daughter and her class to see the big circus and let me tell you, it was a real show. Thousands of kids clapping and screaming, elephants sitting down on chairs, lions standing up, pretty girls flying in the air with orange and pink leotards, handsome (am I married?) guys twirling elastic girls on their fingers, horses dancing, Chinese men playing with swords, and a Cech boy who really impressed me with his diabolos, throwing three of them super high in the air and catching them (of course).

I had a chance to see my girl with her class mates, and noticed that amongst her class, she seemed much bigger, although they kept giggling in the metro, and I couldn't stop smiling (I am not a serious mom - apart from when I am upset). I realized she has the same laughter as her father.

The kids had a wonderful time, and so had I, although I couldn't help feeling sorry for the animals...

* Let's not count the day when I was 16 and I went to a village circus without paying.
** I did go to another circus, a beautiful place called Cirque Romanès, but it's different from these big circus, because it's a small Gypsy joint with live musicians, which I absolutely recommand: the leading singer, Delia, is amazing.


Maria said...

WOW!!!Thank you for sharing these feelings and pictures,
your post it is on its way...

Round Circles said...

Ah je suis fan du cirque Romanès de l'ambiance et de la musique et aussi du coté "famille" J'aime aussi Archaos ,le cirque du Soleil,du cirque Plume des cirques dit "nouveaux" qui n'utilisent pas d'animaux...mais je comprend que les enfants soient émerveillés par un tel show!
Beau Week end sans trop de vent et de pluie j'espère!

I'm Polly said...

How exciting to go to the circus, sounds amazing just how I imagine! And to go on a school trip again too!

Alma said...

De bien belles photos.