We had a wonderful family day yesterday at the zoo! We ended up staying from open to close - all day! That wasn't our intentions, and I definitely think we over-walked poor post-surgical Papa, but oh! We had such a good time!
We saw every animal that was at the zoo, taking our time and talking all along the way. We splurged and bought lunch at the "Safari Grill", eating our feast outside among the giraffe and the gibbons! We played in the giant sand box, brushed the goats, fed the camels, walked like the penguins, and waded among the 'lily pads'! Which leads me to my story...
Candy Man can have the most wonderous of days and he says it was terrible! He focuses on the one little bad (or sometimes just somewhat irritating) thing that happened and that's all he talks about! While wading, a little boy pushed Candy Man and got him wet.
Sidenote: Now, according to Game Master, some other kids, and some eager-to-blame moms who-saw-it, this kid was a real bully. Game Master says that bully bit him in the booty! Other moms were outraged and tried to point the kid out to me. I just wanted to ensure that my children were okay. The whole ordeal lasted about 5 minutes. We left that area and went on to have more fun.
All the way home, Candy Man talked about this bully and how mean he was and what he had done to the other kids. After being sure to validate his concerns, I tried many times to steer the conversation back to the fun things we'd done. To no avail...
This is just my Candy Man! At Thanksgiving, I said, "What are you guys thankful for?" Candy Man immediately spoke up and said, "WELL! I can tell you what I'm NOT thankful for!!"
God bless him and make him thankful! I'm sure thankful for him!