Sour lemonade….but I guess it is better than straight lemons 😉
I haven’t really gotten too used to living in this new place. I acclimated to living in Brooklyn when I moved in with Mister LK, and I really enjoyed it. I like to think of myself as adaptable. I just can’t adapt here. I think it is a different planet or something? But I’m trying to make the best of it…so on days when Miss A is not in school, we try to find something to do that is not “sit at home and watch tv”. Last month it was a particularly warm day and we decided we would check out the Staten Island Zoo.
First, they put this fun picture spot outside one of their exhibits…
So Miss A was really excited about seeing the penguins. Womp Womp….no matter where we searched, there were no penguins. We checked everywhere…
We did find a leopard. A single leopard. And while this cat was beautiful…when Miss A said “Where is his mommy???”, my heart about broke.
We decided it was time to head out to the children’s petting zoo … we passed an Emu and again she said “Mommy…where’s the bird’s friends, he’s all alone”. Why is this kid so damn smart???? Thankfully right next to that were a pair of sea otters playing and that made sense to her.
We ended up with a favorite part of the zoo….the donkeys.
She pet the donkey & said “OK … Let’s go home”
1 hour of entertainment for $8. I guess it could have been worse!
So far we’ve tried the Zoo, the Children’s Museum, the mall….and we’re about out of places to go. I know there are a few parks that are closed since the storm, and I have a recommendation for another that is open but it has been too cold…hoping we’re home soon & can play with our friends without an hour+ drive & $500 in tolls!