1. Did you know that elephants can respond to over 60 different voice commands?
I still can’t get my kids to respond to “clean your room” or “put that in the dishwasher.” Geez, life would be so much easier if I just had elephants for babies.
2. 750 pounds of sugar are spun for cotton candy in each city the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus visits.
That’s 200 pounds less sugar than my kids would eat PER DAY if left unsupervised.
3. A male lion’s roar can be heard for up to 5 miles.
My daughter’s screech? The one that she lets out when her brother takes her fuzzy bear? Is like a test of the Emergency Broadcast System set at 90 decibels.
4. A tiger can bite down so hard it would be like getting pierced with a nail that weighs 300 lbs.
That’s nothing if you’ve ever had a baby bite you on the shoulder, finger or boob.
5. While on the teeterboard, performers are vaulted up and backwards, into their blind spot. They can only see the precise place to land, usually on a pair of shoulders, once they have completed their flips in the air.
It kind of reminds me trying to change lanes with children waving Nerf guns, books and fists in my back seat. I change lanes and hope for the best.
6. Alex Petrov is a multi-generational daredevil who rides a specialized motorcycle balanced atop a wire the width of a thumb.
That scares me much less than the American Ninja Warrior course my kids are building throughout my house. They’re trying to run up walls, balance on my stair rail and otherwise endanger their lives, all in the hopes of getting on a reality TV show in ten years.
Like I said, I’d rather go to the circus than parent any day of the week.
Good for me that the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus performance of the show Dragons is coming to San Diego at the end of this month!
Dragons will be playing from August 23 through the 26th at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly The San Diego Sports Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd).
Right now, you can get tickets for opening day for only $10, which is a great deal for families. You can also enter my giveaway for a 4-pack of circus tickets below. These tickets are for the San Diego performances of Dragons only!
Disclosure: I was provided this package of tickets to give away by Feld Entertainment. I received circus tickets for my own family in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Going to the circus really does seem easier than parenting.