100 Days of Good Karma: Day 14
Friday, July 25, 2014
Day 14 of 100 Days of Good Karma.
Justin’s cousin Jessica spent the day with the kids and I at the Houston Zoo. She presented me with the irresistible invitation to do something ‘innocent and playful’.
She said, “We don’t even have to talk about your boobs if you don’t want to.”
Well, when you put it that way, how do I say no?
Going to the zoo in late July is not for the faint of heart. My car said it was 100 degrees, but neglected to add ‘in the shade’. It was so hot Slurpees and animals melted at the same rate.
We went to a giant animatronic bug exhibit. I remember wanting to be in ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ when the movie first came out. This was my opportunity.
After soaking in the air conditioning at the reptile exhibit, Hannah saw an ‘Adopt’ sign above one of the outside animal cages.
“Ooh! Mommy! Can we adopt him?”
I looked in the cage and swallowed hard. “Um, I don’t think he’ll get along with the guinea pig.”
Hannah looked disappointed. “Aw. But he’s cute.”
I shuddered and made a mental note to look up the definition of ‘cute’ for her in the near future.
After we saw the lions, the tigers and the bears (not necessarily in that order, but I couldn’t resist) we declared the day done. I stopped one of the zookeepers and asked for directions to the exit.
He pointed down a path and said, “Go past the elephants and hang a left at the meerkats.”
I wish all directions in life were that simple.
Today’s silver lining: Good times with family. Oh, and leaving the ‘cute’ things at the zoo.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!