Thursday, August 30, 2007

13 Things I Learned At The Zoo


We took the kids to the Omaha zoo last weekend, and while we had a great time, it was definitely an experience!

1. My children are not nearly as impressed by giant gorillas as I am.

2. Lots of flying bats scare the bejeezus out of me.

3. Georgia must be carried up all hills or she screams.

4. I still don’t like snakes . . . even when they’re behind glass.

5. When you buy a drink at the zoo, they don’t have lids or straws. In this situation, the drink lasts about 10 seconds before getting dumped on the pavement.

6. Eli will beg to ride the train and then cover his ears the whole time and complain because the 'toot' is too loud.

7. Ostriches scare me more than bats.

8. The one animal your child wants to see will find a place to hide when you finally get to its cage.

9. Georgia thinks flamingos, peakcocks and macaws are all ‘chickens’.

10. The zoo charges more for hot dogs than the movie theatre. And that’s saying something!

11. Eli wanted to wait by every animal’s cage until they defecated because he thought that was the coolest thing ever.

12. Every animal environment or cage we walked past was considered a ‘lagoon’ by Eli – The monkey lagoon, alligator lagoon, tiger lagoon, gorilla lagoon, etc.

13. Georgia likes to meow loudly at tigers, leopards, cheetahs and bobcats.


23 comments:

Lazy Daisy said...

Great memories....I'm sure you'll remember it much more than the kids. My kids are grown now so cherish these memories.

Leah said...

Sounds like so much fun. You sure do have your own little zoo I'm sure.

Lori said...

LOL...great list. It reminded me that its been too long since Ive been to the zoo. Happy TT.

Emmyrose said...

Nice list.

Happy TT!

Hulai said...

Oh the Omaha Zoo is so much fun! i love it! I will have to post my pics from the zoo in July! I love it! The pics i will post will be from Omaha. That is funny you were in omaha, I was in overland park! We did a switcheroo!

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! I would have liked to come with you I am sure I would have had a lot of fun !

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Great list!

My children love going to the zoo. I want to take them again this year but will wait til it's a little cooler here.

Mine is up at: 13 Bloomers

-E said...

sounds like quite the experience indeed. Happy TT.

Tina said...

I LOVE going to the zoo! Thats a great list....it's always much more fun going with the kids...lol

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Kids are always so much fun at the zoo - we hope to go this weekend. Great list! :)

PS - My daughters meow or bark at animals all the time too... :)

Mags said...

Snakes=Yucky no matter where they are!

MamaLee said...

Nothing says mayhem like a trip to the zoo with your own animals in tow..

Happy TT!

Mom not Mum said...

LOL Ask my kids about the last time they went to the zoo and they will tell you they saw a monkey giving another monkey a piggy back ride. Those dang monkeys - trust me we rushed out of that exhibit pretty quickly.

tegdirb92 said...

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I gave you an award at my blog

HERE just because I think you are awesome!

Enjoy your day!!
Bridget

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh my... What a day indeed. It should be interesting to travel along with you while your children grow up. You could write a book. Have a great day Neila. :)

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Great list!! Zoo visits are SO fun!!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Great list!! Zoo visits are SO fun!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Whoa... so was it fun, or not? And can you laugh about some of those frustrations yet?

It DOES get better. I took my kids to our local zoo a few weeks ago; it was a ball. Really fun to be with them. You'll get to that point, too, one day. I promise.

Happy TT!

Nap Warden said...

Why aren't the kiddos impressed with the gorilsas? I dig 'em!
Happy TT

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You have a new award if you care to have it. It's the You Make Me Smile award... :)

Starrlight said...

I love the meowing at the big cats!

Hulai said...

i posted zoo pics! Hope you enjoy them!

Morgen said...

The zoo is still one of my favorite places.
But I love bats & ostriches. How can you not love an ostrich?????