Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Zoo

One boy in a wagon and another in a stroller, both are sitting calmly with big smiles on their faces. They are meticously clean and every hair in place. One echoes everything that is said to him or sings Barney songs, the other never says a word but does a cute little flapping of his hands when he gets excited. My Connor is shoulders and head bigger and beefier than them. He has outgrown his stroller and makes it apparent as he has trouble with every transition and uses his foot to stop the stroller from moving on to the next thing.

The Moms and Dads are nice and patient. They understand what it's like, and one Mother suffocates me with offers of help and suggestions. This has the result of making me tense and Connor picks up on this making the transition harder. Yes he was the king of meltdowns today.
Even though I felt like an outcast among them it was of my own doing. Most of the time spent at the zoo was enjoyable for all. I will never understand what possesed them to put a Thomas and friends train set in an exhibit, that caused us so much trouble, but again most of the time was nice.

The best part of the trip however was coming home!


Crystal Jigsaw said...

Brilliant photo's. I love going to the zoo. The last time was quite comical, however. It was in Dublin and we saw the elephants. Full Stop.

Crystal xx

Suzy said...

Great photos! Connor really likes the elephants huh?

Love the photo of Connor close up.

Maybe your second outing will be less nervous for you.

Funny how Connor controls the stroller with his foot-
he's the driver!!

Thanks for letting us see the playdate!



Eileen said...

Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog!! It meant a lot and was much appreciated. I love your pictures of Connor at the zoo. He is so beautiful! He seemed to be really interested in exploring all the fun things around him. The pictures are really great!! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Maddy said...

Little traps are everywhere to trip us up.
Well done [all] for getting through and getting home.
Love the piccies!

Casdok said...

Looks like fun!!