The last time I took Baby Bug to the zoo she was more interested in hanging from the railings than looking at the animals. It totally blew. But then again, she was only one. What did I expect?
What a difference a year and a half makes!
We hit the zoo early today with Bethany and Annalie and it was a completely different experience. First of all we were there in the morning so there were more animals awake. Second, there was no pressure to do the whole park in one day. Bethany has a membership to the Zoo and she had a guest pass for me. (Bug is still free since she’s under three.) Since we were there for free, we didn’t feel like we had to squeeze every penny out of our day and leave the park exhausted. This made a huge difference for me.
The railings were still a source of great interest but this time we actually looked at animals too and had a really good time. I think a lot of it also had to do with Baby Bug’s maturity and her willingness to do just about anything if there is an older kid to copy. She loves older kids. She also loves Annalie.
Good thing Annalie likes her back. Even if she is a big fat spider about to eat poor little Buzzy Bug.