Family Circus

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. - Doug Horton


Cowboys vs. Broncos

DH took Halie to the Thanksgiving Day game: Dallas vs. Denver. They were sitting on the 20 yard line with the Cowboys' Families in front of them. Those two rows of 'family seating' was all that separated them from the Cowboys team. Halie was beaming as she came through the door tonight, I spite of the loss of her beloved Cowboys. She was toting a pom-pom of Cowboys colors, and wearing a huge foam finger. Even though Dallas had their biggest fan in their home stadium, they lost 21-24 to the Broncos. Like I said, Halie's spirit was not dampened in the least. Turns out, she made friends with one of the the players' kids ( she's Greg Ellis's daughter, I believe), and one of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The cheerleader and my six year old traded smiles and waves from the sidelines, and Halie danced along with the squad when music came on. When the next quarter of the football game came, the cheerleaders rotated to a different spot, at the other end of the field. Halie was devastated, saying, "Oh No! I can't find my cheerleader friend!" DH explained how they move around the stadium throughout the football game. "Well, I miss her!", wailed Halie. One of the male fans nearby, after hearing Halie's despair, responded by patting her on the back and telling her, "I feel your pain."


Erin: 31, Emcee. Witty redhead, handy with a whip.

DH: 30, Strong Man. Comedian, defender of virtue.

Halie: 7, Chimpanzee. Pulls teeth, loves bananas.

Catie: 5, Leaping Lemur. Gentle and cuddly, loves grapes.

Rosie: 2, Cappuccin. Flings poo, loves carrots.

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