Brush your teeth boys cause we’re going to see dinosaurs!
I got the zoo member’s email this morning that the $3 per person dino exhibit would be free today and I just couldn’t pass the opportunity to play hero-mom so we rushed out the door even before I had my coffee. It was an oversight that will not happen again.
The exhibit wasn’t what you’d call awesome, but the boys liked it okay. The dinosaurs all made noise and moved their heads and it kind of reminded me of larger versions of some annoying and mostly useless toys we’ve owned in the past.
One of the boys kept asking if we could go see a real animal, like an alligator. And another got excited about minnows in zoo’s the duck pond.
Joe just wanted to walk by the Komodo dragons but he posed under the Tyrannosaurus for me.
And Jesse wasn’t interested in anything but hiding in the stroller basket. When I asked him to make a scary face for a picture he just smiled really big.
It was then that I noticed he needs a haircut.
At most I would say it was an interesting loop, not worth $3 per person by any stretch of the imagination so I’m really happy we got to see it for free.
And then there was this.
The sign said Danger High Voltage and the kids were refusing to touch the fence and absolutely did not believe me when I told them that it was just part of the whole setup. Kait said, Well, why don’t you touch it then?, because I guess it’s okay if mom dies by electric shock. So I did without even the slightest concern in the back of my mind that it might be the last thing I ever do and will anybody remember to take the pork butt out of the crock pot?
So then after I touched the fence and proved that it was, in fact, all for show I was all like, See, and the kid were all like, Oh, and Kait had this idea that all of them should act as though they were being shocked and I should take a picture of them only nobody really did it and that was weird.
Then we realized it was hot so we walked the Australian loop, which consisted of a few wallabies, a handful of kangaroos, some birds, and a very stern zoo worker who appeared to be in charge of guarding rocks. Then we came home. And nobody fell into the fountain or anything. It was a good day.