Last Sunday Natalia and I went to the new show at the Great Moscow Circus on Prospect Vernadskovo. Every fall her English-language kindergarten goes there on a group outing; we got to join this year's trip because some extra tickets surfaced at the last minute. She was so happy to see all of her friends from the past year!
Last year it snowed the day we went! I started to worry that winter truly is around the corner as I remembered how cold we had been on that afternoon, but when I check my post about the circus last year, I saw that we hadn't gone until mid October. Phew!
I was beyond happy with how some of these pictures turned out! Gosh, have I ever said just how much I adore my Nikon?!
Since this is Russia, after all, there had to be some gratuitous sexual overtones... I'm sure many of the dads enjoyed the rope ring contortionist who this year writhed around wet... Hmmph. She was, however, incredibly talented, especially at extreme hights with no safety wires! (Why, oh why, do they insist on foregoing safety??! I'd enjoy the show so much more if I knew there weren't a chance a performer could die...)
The best part about this year's show, in my opinion, were the acrobats... I can't even imagine how they do it... It's painful to even think about!
Natalia made a comment after the performance that went a long way in erasing how unpleasant her temper tantrum had been beforehand...
I asked her, "Didn't you think those Chinese acrobats were amazing?! They twisted up their bodies like pretzels!"
She said, "Well, yeah, they were neat, but you can do that too, Mom..."
She was referring to this, a move I can do when ice skating. Nice praise, but not quite the same thing! Not even remotely! I'll take compliments where I can, though. It's still nice to know my little girl thinks that Mommy can do most everything... (Last weekend: circus acrobat. This weekend: kitten-rescuing hero. What's up for next week?!)