A Conversation With Monkey

When we were about a half an hour from home after our long family vacation to visit relatives out in Wisconsin, Monkey had some very important information to share with Chris and I. Monkey: When we get home, Dad you and Mom are going on a helicopter ride.  Parrot, Kitty and Bear are going on the helicopter too.  I am staying home and babysitting Goose. Dad: Really? Kitty: Where are we going? Can we go to Las Vegas? Monkey: You can’t go to Las Vegas because there are too many…

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Friday Funnies from the Zoo

In Parrot’s school journal: “I like my Dad I like Pizza  But I Love the Grey Goo!” The Grey Goo from the computer game Tasty Planet Back for Seconds Conversation with Monkey Mom: What is on your face? Monkey: Marker. Mom: Why do you have marker on your face? Monkey: Kitty told me to do it. Mom: Do you do everything that she says? Monkey: Yes. Mom: If Kitty told you to jump of a bridge would you do it? Monkey: Yes. Mom: If Kitty told you to kiss a…

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Safety and Creative Minds

Yesterday the kids sat at the dining room table and made objects out of modeling clay. Kitty: Look at my pretty jewelry!Mom: You look beautiful.Parrot: This is the liver. This is the small intestines and look, Mommy these are the kid an ies! On the way to the bus stop this morning Kitty gave me a lesson in safety. Kitty: I need to walk slowly down the driveway just in case it is icy. Then you look left and you look right and you shake your butt before crossing the…

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Our Disorganized Chaos

Every day is the same. The house is a mess, the kids are fighting, and my anxiety rises. Sometimes I just want to sit back and relax, alone. Bill Cosby said it best, “The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” This is where I would like to be. How about you? Fancy Feast Poultry and Beef Feast Classic Pate Collection Grain Free Wet Cat Food Variety Pack – (Pack of 30) 3 oz. Cans 4.7 out of 5 stars(36468) $21.64 (as of…

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Cheers

When Grandma and Grandpa were visiting we shared a bottle of wine. No I did not let the animals have any. However we did clink our glasses together for a round of “cheers.” Monkey saw us do this twice during their visit. This weekend while we were watching the football playoffs Monkey took his sippy cup and went back and forth to us saying, “Cheers.” The co-zookeeper and I got a good laugh out of it, until Monkey nearly made me spill my beer all over Bear’s head. That was…

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