Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Pinkeye, Oh My!

We took Baby Boy to the Denver Zoo for the first time over the weekend.  It was so much fun!  I think we enjoyed it so much because the weather was a bit chilly and overcast so there weren't tons of people there.  We took Baby Boy to the Aquarium for his 1st birthday and we now know that his birthday falls right around spring break time.  D'oh!  At the Aquarium we were in the midst of numerous snot-nosed little buggers with bad manners!  That's right, apparently my child is the only perfect, precious little toddler out there.  All the rest are super annoying, pushy little brats with parents that just stand in the background ALLOWING this repulsive behavior to occur!  The nerve!  But, I digress...

Back to the Zoo!  It was not only fun to watch Baby Boy get excited about seeing the animals, it was also exciting for the Hubby and I to see that some parts of the Zoo were exactly the same as we remembered when we were little.  I also love how they let the peacocks run wild all over the grounds and this was the first time I have ever witnessed one preening for all to see!

The bears seemed to be his favorite animal on this trip.  I think because they were actually moving around and seemed so huge.  He even started to whimper when we moved away from the bears to take in more animals.  Don't worry little fella, we'll go back again soon! 

In addition to viewing the animals, the Zoo also offers up a variety of (gasp) germs.  Yeah, that's right.  It's a smorgasbord of lovely bacteria just waiting to cling to anything that it touches.  Case in point...

Germs on the statue!
Germs on the sign!

Germs on the glass!
Needless to say, there's really no getting around the germs.  So we were fully prepared with hand sanitizing wipes thinking that we were in the clear. HA!  FOOLS!  You can't escape the super bacteria which causes conjunctivitis or pinkeye, as the common folks call it.  So Sunday morning Baby Boy woke up with pus crusted in his beautiful brown eyes.  Thank goodness our on-call Pediatrician was willing to call in a prescription for him and he was administered drops by late morning.  The pus cleared up instantly and neither Hubby or I had to miss any work because he was able to go to daycare the next day!  Score!!!  Now that's efficiency!

You know you are a parent when you are getting ready for bed and you have the following conversation with your spouse:

Me: "Isn't it great how quickly we were able to clear up that pinkeye?!?

Hubby: "Yeah! It's as if it never happened!"

Me: "I know!!  I mean, of all the illnesses that Baby Boy has had or could have... I'd say pinkeye is best so far!"

Hubby: "I couldn't agree more.  We kicked conjuctivitis' ass!!" 

:: High-five, lamps off, a restful night sleep ahead ::

So all-in-all it was a successful weekend.  Our first trip to the Zoo with our son was a hit, Mother's Day was wonderful, and pinkeye had nothin' on us! 

I will leave you with this shot.  It just makes me smile!  Chubby little toddler hands, and no, that is not an eclipse... it's Baby Boy's cheek!

Have a great week!

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