Memories: Allison's Story

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All this week, the TN Team Blog is celebrating Mother's Day by sharing our staff's stories of events they attended with their mothers. To share your own story and enter for a chance to win $75 in assorted gift cards, head over to the Awesome Mom Contest blog entry. But hurry — the contest closes tonight, May 10, at 11:59 p.m. EDT!

My Memory

I've been to a lot of spectacular events with my mom over the years — from seeing Les Misérables on Broadway, to catching Paul McCartney in concert at Fenway Park. But the one that sticks out most in my memory is probably also the first event we ever attended together.

Having the circus come to town is maybe the most exciting thing that can happen when you're only four years old. And so it was for me. My mother bought seats close to the ring, so my brother and I could wonder at the enormity of the elephants and laugh at the hilarity of the clowns. And I did laugh — at least until the clowns stepped out of the ring and in to the audience.

I'm not proud about wailing in terror as the clowns approached our seats, but that's what happened. Luckily, Mom was there to shield me (and maybe laugh at me a little) until the clowns returned to the confines of the ring, and I returned to my blissful enjoyment of the show.

Luckily, our more recent outings together have been every bit as memorable for us — but a lot less nerve-wracking for my mom!

My Mother Recommends:

Les Misérables [View tickets]
• The circus [View tickets]

...for non-stop theatrics!