9 Awesome Things About Visiting the Zoo With Your Toddler

by Ginger on May 16, 2011

in Mom Thoughts

  1. Walking so much makes the inevitable churro or ice cream more of a “energy boost” and less of a “diet disaster.”
  2. Unless your kid is flinging poop at people, you’re pretty much guaranteed that he won’t be the worst behaved mammal in the place.
  3. Seeing your kid’s face light up when he realizes that not only are there birds to look at, there are LOTS AND LOTS of birds and LOTS AND LOTS of different birds to look at makes you laugh and smile every single time he points and shrieks with glee.Toddler staring at ducks and flamingoes at the zoo.
  4. Dodging the people who are blindly walking down the middle of the path while trying to steer your stroller filled with 30 pounds of toddler and 20 pounds of toddler preparedness makes for a decent arm workout.
  5. Toddlers who stare at goats.Jackson stares at a goat in the petting zoo.
  6. Hearing your kid make the connection between the “rawr” you do at home and the “RAWR” of the animal you’re looking at, live, in person.
  7. Hearing your kid periodically “rawr” as you walk next to an animal enclosure after making the connection.
  8. Walking away from a day knowing “this is the kind of day that memories are made of.”
  9. Anything that makes your toddler sleep like this is considered a beautiful thing.Toddler sleeping in the stroller

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Megan May 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

The birds are Charlotte’s favorite part of the zoo!

He is getting so big. 🙂 Glad you guys had a great day!

Elizabeth May 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Sounds like a great time!

Lex May 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Aww, so glad you guys had a great time, and that he enjoyed his day (and slept like a rock)!

PS — toddler rawr’ing is one of the most amusing sounds ever.

BabyBumpBeyond Heather May 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Glad to hear that my kid isn’t the only one that “rawrs” at the animals 🙂
We LOVE the zoo!

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