Friday, April 20, 2012

The Zoo...during vacation week...

As homeschoolers, we tend to visit places during the week while other kids are in school.  We are spoiled, in that when we usually go places like the local museum or whatnot, we're able to do so with minimal traffic and interference.  It's quite lovely. 
Today we grouped with some other families and decided to go to a zoo.  On a Friday.  On a 70+ degree in April Friday.  During April Vacation.  It's a good thing I know I don't do drugs or else I'd have to check to see if I was high.  Only crazy people choose going to a zoo on this kind of day.
It was mobbed.  There were screaming, crying kids and parents everywhere.  One of my momma friends said, "If you feel bad about your son hitting your other son, don't feel bad because I just saw a mom hitting her son...things could be a lot worse." Yikes.
I spent a lot of time pulling the kids off of things (one of my darlings loves to climb fences, go over fences and hang out behind concessions to see what's happening), out of people's way (wrestling and fighting like ninjas in the middle of the path while crying children are being frantically wheeled around by their parents) and trying to explain why they couldn't eat what all the other kids were eating (cotton candy, fried dough, cotton candy and fried dough).
We did have a good time, though.  I swear.

Apparently they don't make Del's Lemonade like they used to...the kids still enjoyed it.

Learning about planting sunflower seeds...

Crying over spilled Del's (mind you, his cup was still half full)

Seeing what animal they jump as far as... most were rabbits.

First Del's lemonade.  It was a success story.

After a picnic lunch outside the zoo...

Climbing fun.

The little ones enjoying a fruit salad together.