Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

This afternoon we met my siblings who live in the suburbs of our city to spend some time together at the zoo. As close as we live, we don't get a lot of opportunities to meet up, so the together-time was nice. The kids all enjoyed themselves and saw a lot of animals, the weather was warm but not too hot, all in all a successful time.

I think in some ways it will become easier to take the boy to places like that. Right now he just cycles between wanting to be carried and wanting to walk, but he won't hold your hand, so you have to herd him to avoid him falling down stairs or stepping off ledges and the like. Also, he is very distractible and even with weird looking animals in front of his face sometimes he is more interested in the people or objects around him. The other thing he did a lot was call everything "Puppy!" That was really funny when he saw a turtle. 

I was fully expecting him to go right to sleep, but he is insisting on whining; I guess I'll have to go remind him it's time to sleep now. He is usually so good at bedtime, maybe we let him get a little overtired this evening. Hopefully he'll settle down soon.

Haiku News

silently on Saturday;
it's not over yet.

Billy Mays found dead;
Sure, I found him annoying,
but this is too much.

40 years later,
Gay Pride parades countrywide;
still so far to go!


Mimi said...

Baby a toddler -
May be harness time for him,
parents' peace of mind.

Used to seem bizarre,
Today a safety issue.
not so funny now.

Monkey backpack's fun -
to leash or not to leash
a choice no longer.

Maybe - or maybe not! Glad you all had fun. He didn't like the stroller?
xoxoxoxoxo Mimi

Minerva said...

I'll have to think about the harness. He didn't mind the stroller but he had been in his car seat for 1 hour, and he didn't want to sit in his stroller for 3 more hours straight.