If you read Bethany's blog then you know that we went out garage "sailing" this morning. Bethany found the greatest bargain, a unicycle for five dollars! Of course she hasn't yet mastered the art of riding (and I'm not sure where she is going to attach the baby seat) but she has secured an instructor who is more than willing to give her a tip or two. (No pun intended.)
Bethany comes from a long but little known line of circus performers. Her mother once walked the wire wheel and her father is quite accomplished at stilt walking. I've seen old movies of her great grandfather holding a stick in front of his body, one hand at either end, and jumping over it forwards and backwards. Her brother has also accomplished this difficult feat, well kind of... Uncle Chuck has a grand menagerie of trick bicycles and I can twirl the baton. She also has an aunt who went to clown school and a grandmother who can put both feet behind her head. Now if we could just get Hannah to take up the trapeze and Benjamin the high wire, we just might have a full fledged show!