Sunday Jack and I went to the San Francisco Zoo. A trip to the zoo was on my list of 110 Goals for 2010 and when I happened to look on the website Saturday I found out kids were free in August. Off we went for some more mom/son time. We rented a little push Jeep thingy because Jack “doesn’t like to walk.” He did like to stand in it, though, and stick his legs out. Kid likes to give me heart attacks! At least I got exercise pushing my 40 lb kid around for a couple hours.
The zoo was bigger than I expected and we didn’t get to see everything in our 2.5 hours there but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We took pictures together in a photo booth and Jack posed by this begging giraffe. Probably only in San Francisco can a kid wear sweat pants and a long sleeved shirt in summer.
Strangely, Jack would not let the photographer at the entrance of the zoo take his picture so there are no pictures of the two of us. He hid his face between his knees. I could tell the photographer was getting a little upset that he couldn’t get Jack to cooperate so we had to make a break for it with my muttered apology. Poor photographer probably wasn’t ready to be tested by Jack’s stubborn willpower. 😛
It was really nice to get two adventures in with Jack over the weekend. I was a little alarmed when at one point Jack said to me, “Mom, you shouldn’t be a mom.” I had to gather myself a bit before asking for more information about that statement, and I was relieved when he said, “You are fun and I like you and you should be a dad.” Hm, okay then. At least he likes me!