Thursday, June 19, 2008

Things I've learned the hard way...

I plan on taking Maddie to the zoo on Sunday. We have a zoo pass and haven't gone this year yet. We love the zoo and always have a great time. Maddie has her first ballet recital on Saturday (one big giant nightmare that I will post about some other time), I figure the zoo will be a nice treat.


Thinking of the zoo reminds me of something I learned the hard way...Almost 2 years ago we were at the zoo and Maddie wanted to feed the goats, she was just three. Note to parents (although you probably already know this): It is not a good idea to yell, "there going to get you" when your 2/3 year old is trying to feed the goats. They don't understand your humor or your sarcasm. What they will do is scream/and or cry, but definitely run to put as much distance between themselves and the crazy attacking goats. There is a very fine line between having fun and your child becoming "that" kid. You know "that" kid right? "Honey, remember "that" kid that freaked out at the zoo?"

Lesson learned.

5 comments:

suz said...

Well I don't know why she would freak out when you said this. :)
Sorry, but this is funny.
I hope she did not have goat nightmares.
I am amazed at how many kids are afraid of dogs too. It must be brought on by the parents..right?

Smileygirl said...

She looks like a little baby doll in that pic! SOOOOOO precious. The goat looks stuffed. I'm sure this incident is nothing a few years of hard core therapy won't cure for Maddie.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

This is very cute. You should show your daughter the posting of the "fainting goats" on Smiley Girl's blog. She will die laughing. (Just let her know the goats aren't dead, they have just fainted....). It really is quite funny. (I think it was Smiley Girl's blog where I saw that, but if not, Mike Rowe did a "Dirty Jobs" show on them. They really are VERY cute.)

Maggie said...
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karengberger said...

Thank you for your prayers for our friends, Mags. I hope you are having a good weekend, yourself. Blessings to you and Maddie.