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Saturday
Jun242017

At Last

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Friday
Jun232017

This is Three (Again)

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October 203

Thursday
Jun222017

It *Is* Cute

The secret to tricking your kids into thinking they get to do fun stuff ALL of the time is to have a few strategic season passes. Thus, we've got the Kennywood thing going on as well as the Zoo. Kennywood is mostly for Alexis and the Zoo mostly for Mila.

It seems fair.

It works really well because we can get to each one about once per month and it magically seems like we're always going somewhere fun. Don't tell the girls they're really only going to two places because we can't have it ruined, mmkay? Of course, we're talking about two kids who still think that if we stop for ice cream after one of those destinations, I'm the best mom ever. They actually think I'm doing it for them. Instead of me. Even though I just plain want ice cream myself. So, maybe they'll never figure out that we keep going the same places over and over.

ANYWAY.

We did the Zoo loop of the festivities this past weekend, which made Mila all of the happy. She's mostly in it for the bouncy bridge, cheetahs, and petting zoo but WAIT! There are new things!

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Not that I have any decent photos to prove that it's anything other than a black blob, but it is! It's the pygmy hippo! Mila parked her little self in front of that thing and watched it float to the surface of the water, sink to the bottom, and float back to the surface over and over. She sat there for a good 30 minutes, which was basically long enough to create her own little groove in the sidewalk. It was all very exciting.

Unless you're Alexis. That particular kid sort of outgrew the Zoo a few years ago, mostly because she's done at least 4624598 field trips to there. Note to educators and such who arrange these things: everybody else thinks of the Zoo, too. Try harder.

Alexis was all ::yawn:: about the pygmy hippo. Except, she's not allowed to be obnoxious about her boredom because what comes around goes around. Mila has already sat through way more than her fair share of dance classes and cheer practices and all sorts of Alexis events. Alexis gets to sit quietly and shoosh when Mila is having a moment of her own.

What's fair is fair, you know?

So, we sat there approximately forever while Mila geeked out over a tiny hippo. Alexis was bored the entire time, which earned a giant pile of whatever from me. But then, just as it was time to walk away, Alexis bothered to make eye contact with the animal which she had never seen before.

"MOM! YOU DIDN'T TELL ME IT WAS A TINY HIPPO! LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS ZZZZZOMG!"

She wanted to stay and watch it for a while. TOO BAD, SO SAD.

Good thing we have a membership and will be back in like two weeks, I guess.

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