Theodore is in that stage where he asks questions about everything, so taking him to the zoo is a bit of a different experience now. But his statements are just as interesting as his questions. The things he comes up with are just so amusing to me. I never know what his little brain is thinking. My three favorite conversation snippets from yesterday:
Mama: See the big orange fish in the koy pond?
3-year-old: Yes, can we eat them next week?
Mama (reading from sign): The big bad wolf (gray wolf) eats moose, deer, beavers and rabbits.
3-year-old: And bacon. Pigs are bacon.
3-year-old: What is he doing? (When they let the elephant out into the walk area.)
Mama: The elephant is going for a walk for exercise. Like we walk the dog.
3-year-old: Elephantses don't need leashes.
We also seemed to be very lucky today because without really trying we stumbled across four different zoo-keeper talks/demonstrations today. They were each really interesting, and I hope to plan a whole trip around catching as many of them as we can sometime. This time we saw: Sloth Bear Talk (10:30), Elephant Training (11:00), Seal Feeding (11:15), and Meet a Naked Mole Rat (2:00).
And I even got a chance to play with my new (and already broken and repaired) camera today.