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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Circus Fun

Friday evening I took Robby and his friend to the circus. I was delighted when I won the tickets, thrilled with the prospect of an evening of circus fun at no charge. Of course, nothing is ever really free and it turns out that Barnum and Bailey still turned a considerable profit on our business despite the complimentary tickets.

With popcorn running $12 a bag and cotton candy costing a whopping $14, I was flabbergasted by the price gouging. I expected it to be pricey, but I was floored by the price tags. Perhaps offering free tickets to lure unsuspecting families into the big top is part of their sinister marketing strategy. Either way, it worked because I have a half eaten bag of the most expensive cotton candy ever sold on my kitchen counter. 

Despite the shocking food prices, we had a great time. Robby was absolutely enthralled by the performers. I was a tinge uncomfortable when he bent over and whispered "Momom, I bet a lot of men want to make sex with that woman" as the contortionist was performing. I didn't really know what to say, so I just nodded and shoved a $5 fistful of cotton candy into his mouth.  Sigh. My little Koopa is definitely growing up.

I am glad that I was able to spend some time with Robby on Friday, because I really didn't see him much for the remainder of the weekend. He and his friends were running around the neighborhood and between houses, playing, jumping on the trampoline and riding bikes. I may have been demoted from preferred playmate to ATM and chauffeur, but Timmy was more than happy to play.  At first I was concerned about the spread between the boys ages, but now I am finding myself grateful.  They are clearly in two distinct stages of life, and I have the benefit of enjoying both simultaneously.

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