Monday, June 2, 2008

Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo

So, the monkeys stand for honesty, giraffes are insincere, and the elephants are kindly but they're dumb. Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages and the zookeeper is very fond of rum...

We had planned on the zoo for Memorial Day, got dressed, got mimi cutified and off we went. When we got there the line was Way. Too. Long. Admission was free that day and every mother, father, their 10 children and anyone who lived in the Houston area was in line that day. We told Emily we couldn't find the zoo. Soo sad.

On the way home, we passed a field that had horses and cows. I yelled to Emily, "look mimi, we found it. There's the animals". Poor little darling says "yeah, daddy found it, daddy find the zoo for mimi"! Soo sad-er. We didn't want to disappoint her-so instead we lied. Nice parents huh?

To ice the cake we stopped at the market and bought her a ba-yoon...and candy...and cake. Then when we got home Emily says " tanks daddy tanks mommy for finding the zoo". Oh you're so welcome honey. We'll go again tomorrow. "Yeah, we find the zoo agin tomorrow, tanks". We suck.

On Tuesday. We went to the zoo. A-gin! She loved it! The rafs, zebas, eppints, moonkeys-all of it. She was a very happy girl. We don't suck. Not badly just a little. Oh, and they don't sell ba-yoons at the zoo! Animal safety. Animal safety, animal schmafety I say. IT'S CHILDREN. AT THE ZOO. FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD! For her birthday she is getting lots of ba-yoons!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great commentary! And no, you don't suck. Just because the horses and cows were in their natural environment instead of in cages doesn't make it any less of a "zoo". The place I work can be considered a zoo for that matter! The important thing is you made Mimi happy -- it was a zoo for Mimi!!! It sure looks like she had fun (and you too Carol). Is that little water thingy with the trees part of the zoo as well -- pretty. Love the close-up of Emily's face. How can they say Giraffes are insincere -- look at that sweet face on them. Thanks for the new photos! Love to everyone. Pauline & David xoxo