Monday, April 07, 2008

Animals I know and love (and some I don't)

On Sunday we were supposed to go to a family get together and spend some time with family members that (in my opinion) behave like animals. Jesse and were not looking forward to it. So we decided not to go and instead went to spend some time with some actual animals. We packed up our whiny kids and went to the zoo.

Joseph spent the whole day holding Elle's hand and showing her around. "Up here is the fish tank Elle. Don't be afraid! The shark won't bite you!" and "This is a komodo dragon. Don't worry, it won't bite you!" and "This is a wolf. Don't worry, it won't ...... Oh. The sign says they might bite" Elle spent the day screaming with joy over every animal we came across. "I like-a da camel!" and "I like-a da gibbon!" and "I like-a da animal all gone!" (after we came to an empty exhibit)

It was expensive and we all came home smelling like otters but none of that matters. We enjoyed being together, just the four of us. The kids were cute and it was fun to watch them have such a good time. We got to see a newborn lamb. We got to see baby meerkats playing together. I saw a lemur licking it's privates. And best of all we didn't have to spend time with these people.

5 comments:

Ferdinand the Duck said...

I want to go to the zoo! Toronto has (IMUninformedO) the best zoo in the world and I haven't been in years. I think 2008 might be the year!

Cathy said...

I love the zoo. I'm waiting for a few more nice weekends to pass us by before we go - the first few nice weekends are nightmares as far as crowds are concerned.

Cathy said...

I love the zoo. I'm waiting for a few more nice weekends to pass us by before we go - the first few nice weekends are nightmares as far as crowds are concerned.

andi said...

Dude. Next time I have to go to a family get-together, I'm totally skipping it in favor of the zoo. What a great idea.

Sophie Treadmill said...

You are a genius! But then, I already knew that. Just think how happy this world would be if everyone went to the zoo instead of family gatherings...