Monday, June 04, 2007

Boo at the Zoo

Playschool Zoo Trip May 2007

Boo's playschool class went to the zoo last week. A dozen 4-year-olds were set loose in the wilds of the Nashville Zoo, with the following results (some numbers estimated):

Number of children per adult: 1.5
Escapes: None successful
Rest stops in two-hour period: 6
Bottles of water consumed: 60
Organized pee breaks: 2
Emergency pee breaks: 47
Animals seen: 10
Meltdowns for reasons of fear: 2
Meltdowns for reasons of hunger: 23
Meltdowns of unknown origins: 3
Children lost: 0
Parents lost: 2
Moment most likely to be remembered: The peeing giraffe

More pictures here

Since Boo and I met up with the rest of the playschool on our own, we were able to stay a bit after the others left. We continued on from the Unseen Adventures building (this is where they have fish, snakes, insects, and other smaller critters) and set off to see tigers. The tigers were sleeping in the far corner of their enclosure, but we did get to glimpse them, so it was all good. Being there with the rest of the class was fun, but I really enjoyed the one-on-one time with Boo afterwards.


Blogger Jen said...

She's darling and it sounds like a trip not to be missed! Love giraffes, but have never seen one pee.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Jinjifore said...

I can tell you now that giraffes pee for, like, a full minute. Also that they can lick their own nostrils.

And yeah, the trip was quite the experience. I always get a kick out of being part of a herd of small children. For one thing, it reassures me that, I'm not alone in the world of the four-year-old. :)

5:22 PM  

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