Monday, August 24, 2009

Zoo day thoughts

At the risk of repeating myself...here are a few of the major themes from today's trip to the zoo...

The big kid lost his first tooth on Thursday, so I will forever remember that his "birthday trip to the zoo" wasn't actually ON (or even NEAR) his birthday.

"Stop it."

Crappy $10 sunglasses purchased at the zoo can POSSIBLY cause you so smack someone in the zoo gift shop when you try to return them because the screw fell out leaving your seven-year-old crying in the sunshine at the bottom of a very large hill because "...my glasses broke and I can't seeeeeeeee..." and the gift shop lady accuses you of dropping them and trying to return "broken merchandise."

"Stop it."

In the beginning, every animal is "Loo" to a 21-month old at the zoo for the first time. "Loo" being Luna, one of our horses. At the end of the day, all big birds (ostriches, flamingos, eagles, etc) are all "moo." "Moo" being EMU...seen at the Australian exhibit.

"Stop it."

I understand if you're on a date to the zoo and you think the world revolves around you and your love. But please, do not stand in front of my children at the monkey exhibit...or I just might give them permission to bite the back of your kneecaps.

"Stop it."

No matter how exciting the monkeys may be playing in their cages, the big rubber balls they have as toys are way more exciting. "BALL! BALL! BAAAALLLLL!!!"

"Stop it."

The older child has lost weight over the last year because he's grown taller. So if he wants two or three push pops and complains of STILL being hungry, feed him. Everyone will be happier...I promise.

"Stop it."

Socks and shoes on.
Socks and shoes off.
Socks and shoes on.
Socks and shoes off.
Socks and shoes on.
Socks and shoes off.
Lather.
Rinse.
Repeat.

"Stop it."

No matter how well I think I know my children, they still surprise me sometimes. I was CERTAIN Myles wouldn't like the Dinosaur exhibit. He LOVED it!

"Stop it."

"Be careful mommy, that dinosaur spits water at you." I'm not sure whether that was actually said in warning or more in anticipation of the hilarity that would be mommy getting squirted with water by a dinosaur.

"Stop it."

If the older kid sighs and rolls his eyes at me one more time, I might have to kill him.

"Stop it."

2 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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kate said...

M & T and i got TOTALLY squirted by the spitting dinosaur! (same exhibit, different zoo?)