Sunday, August 23, 2009

Barely contained ...

Yesterday we got taken on a very special outing to see the amazing Circus Oz and their touring show 'Barely Contained'. The wee girl was pretty taken by the whole performance and did very well in the concentration stakes. It was only into the second act that she insisted on getting down off our laps and 'down on the floor'. She clearly had a calling - she ripped out a couple of roly polies followed by some turns in the aisle. But little did we know the inspiration was deeper...
Image courtesy of here
On returning back home I heard Dunc choke out a feeble cry of 'you best come see' from the direction of the living room ... seems that whilst Dunc and I were busy in other rooms - Edie had hatched a plan to run away with the circus ... it was the balancing chair act that had seemed to get her creative acrobatic genes racing ... just a little more pratise to hone her act... Mmm ... mental note to self ... maybe trust instinct this week when things go very quiet in the other room ...

20 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh boy! She's a real live wire that one! How lucky are you?! She'll make you laugh every day, I can see that already. Enjoy this time - they really do grow up so quickly :) K

2paw said...

Oh is she not the funniest and cleverest thing!! I agree, you need to keep an eye on her circus skill development, maybe some 'circus' bells on her fingers and bells on her toes??

Isis said...

he he he, how cute is that!

www.moveoften.com said...

THAT'S FUCKING CLASSIC!! SHIT!
We went to the show too. Wasn't it brilliant?

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

AAARK !! Brilliant !
Now you need the address of the nearest Toddler Gymn sessions .

Loz and Dinny said...

Ah yes, SmitoniusandSonata - and then I need to find me a good stiff drink!

Recycled Relix said...

Wow, I always wonder what is going on when all is quiet.... did you save that cast??

Lets hope she doesn't take a topple!

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Fer said...

Oh my.... well at least she's not fastening a cape around her neck and trying to "fly" off the shed!

PottyMouthMama said...

I am breathless. What a dolly. I LOVE HER! I'd come and see her circus, she's ace! Go Edie, go!

Bianca said...

bwahaha that's hilarious (well now that we all know she didn't fall down). I'm often finding the smurf in compromising positions, but no stacked furniture sculptures where's he's part of the installation!

mrs smith said...

Pisser!

Tania said...

OK. Have picked self off the floor. Am in fits of laughter because we had a similar scenario after picking the eldest up from gymnastics over the weekend. Have also pledged to chain chairs to floor and investigate ominous silences extending more than thirty seconds!

evelouise said...

oh she's genius that one. absolute pisser.

Peg and Kate said...

OMG! That is hilarious! I think that instict to investigate when things are to quiet should be published in a manual somewhere. It definately has a lot of merit.

dearmolly said...

I can often be heard calling "say Mum" and no answer means I need to go and find kids immediately!! Haven't stopped by for a few weeks and boy have you been busy!! check you soon, Lx

Christina Lowry said...

Yes, when they are quiet you had better run to them! From the moment they start moving they know how to get your heart racing!

She does look adorable though.

Kylie sent me over here from her blog and I have really enjoyed looking around while the baby sleeps on my lap.
:)

feedthedog said...

this is a treat finding your blog (via Kylie's extraordinary blog). One of my besties from uni days used to be in Circus Oz and was an assistant to the guy who originally did the chair balancing act. When she had just joined Circus Oz she was staying with me and practising balancing eggs on the end of a chopstick in my kitchen was I was out earning a living. Interesting days. That photo bought it all back.

Alisa said...

Oh BRAVO!!... (wild applause)
And if she anything like my little poppets she'll move onto juggling Death adders and putting her head in the mouth of a salty croc... anything for an audience ; )
What a gorgie blog you have, I'm so glad I followed the link-crumb trail. Bookmark!

katiecrackernuts said...

Ah, that's funny. I dare say there'll be many a broken arm to show for circus antics.

Loz and Dinny said...

Yep - we've already had a broken arm last year ... nothing since - but looks like this one is a bit of a high wire act!