We spent the day at the Newark Museum for Circus Science Day. It was lots of fun. Cormac has always been afraid of clowns so we weren't too sure how he would do. Apparently, Colin has developed a huge fear of clowns as well. The first thing we tried to do was the clown show but that got us no where! Cormac ran screaming and Colin was almost as upset. So instead we found tightrope walking, plate spinning, spin art, juggling and much more.
Face painting is always a big hit. Here is what the boys chose:
Colin chose the spiderweb.
Ciaran chose the snake.
Cormac the rainbow.
Calleigh was with us of course but she stuck to making silly faces while eating her pretzel.
We skipped the clown show but stayed for the magician. It was a huge hit. The boys really got a kick out of the optical illusions. They still can't figure out how on earth he stuck 10 swords into a box witha lady and she didn't get hurt! On a total side note but this totally annoyed me. A mother and her two sons were sitting in front of us. She asked the boys if they want a lollipop. The boys say yes and she hand them each a lollipop. One of the boys takes the wrapper off the lollipop and tries to hand it to his mother. She says "just throw it on the floor". Really?? Are you just too lazy to take the wrapper from his hand and put it in your pocket? Is this what you want to teach your children? I was so aggravated and it took all my strength to NOT say something to the mother.