Friday 21 October 2011

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My Daughter Thinks She's A Giraffe

Do you ever wonder if your kids are paying attention? I'm not talking about those comments you get on report cards that say "Is capable of so much more if they would only stop daydreaming." (I may or may not have copied that directly from my grade 7 report card.) I'm talking about the important things that people tell them like "Don't talk to strangers", "Don't forget your homework", or "Don't stand too close to the giraffe because to him your hair looks like food."

This picture was taken on the night we spent camping at the San Diego Zoo. The campout included a behind the scenes tour, so they took us inside the giraffe pen and gave us a chance to feed them. They also had one of the handlers come out and teach us all sorts of interesting things about the giraffes. It was during this talk that I began to wonder if my kids were even listening to what was being said, as their eyes kept wandering. I got my answer however, when the handler mentioned that the giraffes have very long tongues and can touch their own noses with it.  Two seconds later....

Obviously I was worrying about nothing. I'm just glad giraffes can't lick their ears.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby and Friday Daydreamin at R We There Yet Mom. If you didn't get here from one of those sites, you should really go check them out. There's a whole lot of talented writers there who can give you some actual helpful tips on how to travel with kids (as opposed to this site, which seems to just keep finding ways that you probably shouldn't do it.)