Large, majestic animals towering up high. The sweet buttery smell of popcorn and cheese nachos fills my nostrils. Oh, and something else…animals? We walk up to a ginormous red and yellow tent and nice men in red hats greet us.
“Hold on honey, there are a lot of people here.” Mommy is talking to me and holding tight to my hand but there’s so much around me I want to see. Bright lights, clowns, and animals. Oh, I cannot wait to see the animals!
The show is about to start. The lights dim and then a loud, deep voice echoes through the tent. A tall man in a suit starts speaking into the microphone. He sounds just like I always imagined he would.
A short while later, the tigers enter the ring, I cannot believe I’m so close! I can see their muscles flex as they move. I can see their teeth and hear their breathing. This is one of the coolest moments of my life and I can hardly believe I’m here! I look up at my mommy and she’s smiling. I squeeze her arm. My daddy is leaned forward in his seat, his chin resting on this hands. He looks at me, smiles then rubs my hair and tells me to keep watching so I don’t miss anything.
The clown comes out next. A real, actual, clown with orange hair and a red nose! Just like I always saw in books and movies. He has a whistle and is really silly. Everyone around me is laughing.
Next there are so many horses. They’re really pretty. A lady is talking to them and it seems like they’re listening to her. They are dancing around in the ring. Wow, I love horses!
The combination of this popcorn, slushie and animals is so amazing. I never want this night to end.
Next up the elephants come out. The actual, real, huge, elephants! I have waited my entire life for this moment. Mommy squeezes my hand with excitement, she must have known! I watch and watch as so many of my dreams come true before my eyes. I get to see elephants, tigers, horses and jugglers. Wow.
It’s break-time. I look at my mommy and it’s as though she can read my mind. She grabs my hand and races me over to the elephant ride. I look at her and it’s like she already knows the answer “Yes honey, you can ride the elephant.” I cannot believe how cool my mommy is. I climb onto a ginormous elephant and feel it sway as it walks around the ring. I’m so high up, even my daddy looks small. I hold on tight and enjoy every second.
When it’s time to get down, I cannot stop smiling, my cheeks hurt.
I don’t want this show to end. I’m reminding myself of every detail so I can keep watching in my head. My hands and face are sticky with cotton candy but my heart is so happy! I have the coolest parents ever!
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