I hit up the Dallas Zoo again a few weeks ago. This time I was with Mommy, Daddy, Gramma, and Grampa.
While we were there, I taught my whole family some very important lessons about outings with 3 year olds:
1. Go without an agenda.
You never know when a preschooler is gonna want to stop and "pet" the lizard statues.
Or spend a looooong time in the "river".
2. Expect to see about 10% of what you would with older kids.
And anticipate that we may be captivated by things that aren't very "zooish"...
like these koi...
or run-of-the-mill goats.
3. Call it a day well before the little one gets cranky!
(I really wasn't cranky in the picture below. Mommy just thought it was funny that I was trying to spray the zoo's Mister Fan with Gramma's mini mister fan.)
Thankfully, everyone was super chill that day and more than happy to follow the 3 guidelines above.
I think we all had a great time (although Mommy did get a bit hot with all that extra insulation)!