Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A Day at the Zoo
So some of my mom friends and I decided to take our little ones to the zoo today while the older kids were in school. We are out manned with ALL the children and would probably need a day care clearance or something to take them all together. 5 moms....11 kids....Didn't sound appealing. So, off to the zoo we went this morning. Little Baer decided he had to walk, which would have been great if he actually would have walked WITH us. He was way more interested in his shadow then any animal at the zoo and basically followed where his shadow took him. Holding hands was a bit of a challenge as well. He dropped like a hat when you grabbed his hand. (And threw his hat quite often as well) So I carried him on my shoulders for awhile (He was super happy, but my hair was taking a beating and eating literally) So....walking with us moms herding him without grabbing his hand was the fun of the day. We stopped for lunch, which carried another meltdown....you see, I brought our lunch, but as soon as he saw there were french fries there...FORGET IT. He had to have french fries. So....We bought fries and i ate his lunch. He ate fries.
Baby Baer talked and hung out in the stroller. Happy for the most part all day. Which was good. 7 children to keep track of with 5 moms was still a task. We counted each kid (OK I counted each kid haha) as we moved from one area to the next. Hoping that one of the 7 I was counting was really ours and not someone elses. Speaking of....School trips were today and man oh man kids are out of control. The teachers apparently were out manned more then we were because the kids were running around like zoo animals.
Little Baer of course couldn't be left out of the Zoo key card club! He could put it in the boxes and hear about the animals. Except...he really didn't care about doing it. HaHa so I spent $2.00 on a necklace. He loved it though and wore it proudly all day long! I need to remember to keep the key card and take it to our next zoo trip. Unless they change the codes every day so they don't work the next time in order to suck the parents out of more money.
Little Baer's FAVORITE part of the day was the aquarium where he could see the fish and splash with the sting rays. My FAVORITE part of the day was my girlfriend taking him thru the underwater tunnel crawling. And then having to pull him out because he wouldn't leave. She was a hot mess afterwards. It was priceless really.
Little Baer and Baby Baer were sleeping before we hit the parking lot and are still sleeping now. I'm exhuasted but what a great way to spend the day with friends. It was well worth playing hooky from therapy for and playing hooky from housework. Days like this will be memories made forever and this house will be here tomorrow. I did try to throw some therapy in with animal sounds and signs. And he sure got enough physical therapy in for the week walking as much as he did! So somedays you gotta just say what the heck....and Go for it! And Spend the day at the zoo!