We live 10 minutes from the Jacksonville Zoo. We've been "zoo members" since the year I was pregnant with Em. We've enjoyed many an outing at the zoo. Especially the past few post-stroller years. (Much more fun now that Em can walk and run and see the animals up close instead of having her in the stroller for much of the visit.) Em gets really excited about looking at the animals. (Of course the nice play yard and water park are major fun features for her as well.)
Today DH had to work. Em and I went to the Zoo for the day. We had some very interesting conversations. How I love spending time with my girl!
Some Zoo Emmaisms:
--"Look at that monkey! He's just sitting there chillin' "
(ROFL...we have no idea where she learned the word "chillin," as DH and I don't use this word, I guess she picked it up at school.)
--As we were throwing away our lunch garbage, Em walked over to a family with a baby. She looked at the mother holding the baby and said, "I like her dress!" (Little did she know how this tugged at my heartstrings.)
--As we waited in line for the train, there was a baby in a stroller with her mom and older brother waiting in line next to us. Em played peek-a-book and smiley-silly-face-making with the baby the whole time we waited for the train. Em said, "She likes me! See how she keeps smiling at me?" When we got on the train, Em scooted to the end seat. She then folded her hands, looked up at the sky and said, "Please God put a baby in Mommy's tummy." I hugged her close as I fought back tears...from your mouth to God's ears, my little one.
--On a lighter note: A conversation as we were walking around the zoo...
Emma: "Mommy, what does 'whoopie' mean?"
Me: (Thinking---holy crap, what TV show did she watch with sex that I don't know about?)
(Faking calmness): "Um, what do you mean? Who says "whoopie?"
Em: The mom on the Brady Bunch. In the one about the wedding when she gets excited, she says, "WHOOPIE!"
Me: (Cracking up and VERY relieved) "OH! Sometimes people say "whoopie" when they're excited. It's like saying "Yea!""
What a day!
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