The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Return to the Zoo


When Stomper was a little chubby blond toddler and he and I had nothing better to do all day than find stuff to do we practically lived at the zoo. One payment once a year and we had all day long to stroll, toddle, point at animals and get scared of the tigers, gorillas, and strangely, the goats. Stomper hated the goats. Then more kids came along and schedules seemed to fill up with preschool and multiple nap times and homework and suddenly I realized that a zoo pass just wasn't worth it. It's been a few years. Now my cute sister-in-law Sheri is in the spot where I once was - she's got these two little girls and she spent her life at the zoo while she was living in Salt Lake. So when she came up for a visit last week we thought it would be fun to go together along with Oma. It was funny - years ago I was the one who knew all the ins and outs of the zoo; where everything was, how the animals were doing, what the zoo was planning for future. Now it's Sheri. I looked at my sweet little Bundle who was just enthralled with the whole thing and decided that maybe we're ready for a zoo pass again. Poor little Bitty - she didn't get much mommy-all-to-myself time. Sigh. Well, the zoo was really fun and I'm excited to go again.



1 comment:

Windybrook Spinner said...

We went to the zoo last Friday and we had a great time. Tater especially liked the monkeys and Peep was upset that the zebras had died. Seems like life is often a disappointment for her. At least she still listens to me most of the time, unlike a certain 6-year-old son. Does it seem to you that life gets continually harder? I don't know how much more continuous uphill I can take, but I guess that's a pretty big joke to anyone who doesn't have enough food to eat.