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For my Laughter Lives Tuesday post I thought I would share a little about our trip to the zoo yesterday.
The zoo can be an amazing place when you view it through a 5 year olds eyes, and even more so sometimes when that 5 year old has only been speaking English for a little over a year.
It can make for some very interesting conversations for example as we paused to view an antelope a mother commented to her children "Look there's Bambi". I'm thinking - great confuse my poor kid into thinking Bambi is an antelope! Rylee got very excited and said "MAMA did you hear that - she say there is bandaids??? I LOVE bandaids - where is bandaids? I need some, see right here (shows fingers)!"
A huge bumble bee buzzed by us and Rylee cowered behind me "Look out Mama there is a Bumbasqeeto - be bery careful cuz it might poke us!"
As we pass by the monkey cages a squirrel jumped out of the trash can carrying his treasure and Rylee yells: "OH NO - hide Mama before that squirrel stinks us!"
We walked by the giraffes and Rylee started giggling. She said "You want to know what is funny Mama? You want to know what is funny word?" She looks at me waiting for my answer and I nod to her. "Ok here goes - you ready for it? BANANA PANTS! Bwaaaa ahhhh haaaaa!" She laughed and laughed over this funny "word" for the next 30 minutes.