I was at the zoo last Sunday with the boys. We were there bright and early to avoid crowds. It turned out perfectly. We headed first to the jungle gym and I carried Daryoosh in the bjorn. I followed Yago all around the giant treehouse. We crossed the swinging bridge, climbed to the very top! Once at the top, Yago decided he wanted to climb down the rope/net ladder. What? This is the same kid who refuses to go down slides (had a couple of scary experiences when he was younger). We started down it. Remember, here I am with a bad knee and carrying almost 20 pounds strapped to my chest! Luckily, a sweet little girl helped Yago down. I convinced him to stop at the first landing and we took a more conventional route down!
We spent a while there and then we went to see the animals. Yago led the way. I put Daryoosh in the stroller and was very happy that Yago stayed close to me the entire time. He didn’t even argue when we passed his FAVORITE: the reptile house! without going in since his brother was asleep and strollers aren’t allowed inside.
When we got to the zebras, Yago wanted me to lift him up for a better view. He asked to ride in the bjorn. What?! I was exhausted already from climbing all over the treehouse with Daryoosh and now Yago wanted a “turn?!” I told him that I would, but just for a few minutes. Here’s proof:
Luckily, he was happy to get back into the stroller after a short ride, saving my back and my knee!
It was a great day at the zoo for the three of us. Afterward, we headed over to my parents’ place and my dad asked us his usual post-zoo question, “…and they let you out?”