So I went to the zoo yesterday. I took my three year old, once a week charge. She was excited!
I haven’t been to the zoo in years. I haven’t been to the zoo with a three year old in even longer. It gave me a chance to practice being a grandma. Being a grandma, I learned yesterday, can be a very tiring experience, and pretty darn expensive. Her mother wanted to give me money, but since I was honing my grandma skills, I declined. Today I’m a little more sore and a lot more poor…just saying.
It costs a lot of money to get in the zoo these days! Not to mention the $2.47 bottle of water I bought from the stand, because the machine that sold the same bottle of water for $2.00 wouldn’t accept my money! And then there was the carousel ride, which was her fav…and would go a long way in the grandma department…then there was the stuffed animal I let her choose, which again, would rack up some grandma points (I kept that one under $10.00, however, the bigger ones were so stinking cute!), and lunch…I was starving after three hours of pushing the kid in a stroller, or chasing behind her while pushing an empty stroller, up and down those hills, in the started-out-as-a-lovely-morning-but-getting-hotter-by the minute weather.
The animals were active, and the crowd was small. Maybe a little too early in the school year for field trips? Whatever the case, we saw some cool sights and had a lot of fun!
We saw the big turtles. She liked the small birds hopping and flitting around.