I mean … animals? With my kids, particularly Madeline?
It’s a no-brainer.
Especially when it means I have the opportunity to introduce them to someone who followed their passion and made a career out of it.
That was a few months back. The tickets were a little pricey. And I hesitated.
For a good month.
Month and a half.
And then a Groupon for the very show I wanted to buy tickets for happened to pop up in my e-mail box.
It was as if they knew.
And then. Then there was no hesitation.
I didn’t tell the kids about the show beforehand. As we crossed the street to go to the theater yesterday, they asked again where we were going.
“Well, we’re going to meet a very famous zoo director, and he’s going to bring some of his favorite animals and tell you some stories about his travels and research.”
Ohmygosh.Animals?Mommy, really?Animals?I love animals.I want to work with animals when I grow up.And take care of them.And love them.And be with them.And help them.Oh my gosh, Mommy, I love you, I love you, I love you, this is the best day ever.Thank you so much!
So said a very breathless excited Madeline. And her reaction was the best ever. And how I wish I could better show you her excitement, other than stringing all the words together without proper punctuation. It was pure awesomeness.
And exactly why I knew we needed to go.