FREE CIRCUS TICKETS

The house is quiet. The rarest of occasions in a house of five humans and three mongrel pointer pups. Ceiling fans, sporadic ice cubes falling in the Frigidaire and random truck fly-bys resembling racecars accelerating in turn two are sounds of the night. When the sun makes the next grand appearance, the sounds may be vastly different. That’s when the circus comes to town.
One child awakens from hibernation as if he has slept through the winter, the spring and the summer. The first hour or so of consciousness, we aren’t sure if he is aware of even the major surroundings. Doctors say that sleepwalking is completely normal for children and they normally outgrow it by their teenage years. If the Ringling Brothers came looking for his act, his morning routine would include the art form known as miming, the use of facial expressions and no speaking to get a point across. I’m pretty sure his day begins only after he has made it through the doorway of the school and one of his friends strikes up a conversation.
The next child starts the day off with a smile and within minutes singing, dancing and laughter. Just this morning an animated conversation about our belly buttons occurred that ended with hysterics. Probably put us back a good fifteen minutes on the opening act of the day, but was well worth the delay. A big red nose and funny green hair may be in the future of this actress if she ever hits the road under the “Big Top.” Part of the performance could possibly include pranking of the mime with fake throw-up or squirting him with an artificial flower. His response? No change of his facial expression.
With some prodding, ok a lot of prodding, the last of the three of our offspring will make his presence known shortly after the alarm clock rattles. His performance as the show begins is not more or less entertaining than any of the others, but definitely more unpredictable. Bless his little heart. He wakes up with a top hat, cape and magic wand. I mean there are disappearing maneuvers, toy rabbit appearances, loud noises alongside smoke and mirrors. One minute he has socks, shoes and a matching outfit on and the next there may be two different shoes, a pair of underwear on his head and his shirt on backwards followed by shouts of all types of magic spells and potions. Keep your eyes focused on this character, if not, the clown or mime may end up with a chicken leg in their lunchbox. A raw frozen one from the deep freezer. Definitely entertaining for a spectator, not so much for the ring leaders.
We are always looking for methods to supplement annual income for our household. Maybe we hit the road along with our pets to dazzle audiences with a diverse cast and an amazing product. YouTube enthusiasts are apparently making money videoing their children and acquiring subscriptions. Not real sure how all that works, our kids have watched YouTube for years. The credit card statement hasn’t mentioned any charges paid towards “Ryan ToysReview.” Reality Television could be our thing, but I’m not sure I want a camera examining the length of my facial hair as I transform from werewolf to human and back to howling under the moonlight.
Pray for Patience they said, I just thought I didn’t have any until the Lord blessed us with children. Did I mention the other two presentations in our circus? One performer is a free style dancer who breathes fire and the other is a lion tamer. I will let you decide which one is which.

Author: Rainey Days

Teacher, Coach, Parent, Love God and my Life

One thought on “FREE CIRCUS TICKETS”

  1. I get to see some of the show and it’s pretty funny.

    On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 12:06 AM Narration From Nathan wrote:

    > Rainey Days posted: “The house is quiet. The rarest of occasions in a > house of five humans and three mongrel pointer pups. Ceiling fans, sporadic > ice cubes falling in the Frigidaire and random truck fly-bys resembling > racecars accelerating in turn two are sounds of the night.” >

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