Being an educational place I thought I'd share what I learnt at Wildlife World today:
- The kids like the pretend animal figurines better than the real animals.
- The kids like pushing the buttons on the vending machine better than looking at the real animals.
- The kids like the kiosk better than looking at the real animals.
- My two-year-old is more mature than a group of 15-year-old school kids (as pointed out loudly by their teacher).
- It's important to watch my two-year-old very closely when someone asks if she'd like to pet an animal, the poor snake at Wildlife World is still trying to get its gizzards down after almost being strangled by her.
- That out of all Australian wildlife, the species I most closely resemble is the wombat. Brought to my attention by Lil-lil:
Lil-Lil: It's a lady wombat. It's a mummy.
Me: How do you know?
Lil-lil: It looks like you.
- Lil-lil is afraid of some escalators. She nearly fell getting on the one going down from Pyrmont Bridge. Then when we went back up she froze and wouldn't step on. I either had to leave her there or drop Goosey over the side. She stood there watching me go up and nice lady tried to help her as I yelled back down. For the first time in her life I could hear her say "I should wait here for my mummy." As I headed back on the down side, she must have changed her mind as she was going up with a sweet group of Muslim school kids, so we headed back up again! Finally found her and thanked the students before going on our way with Lil-lil in a vice grip.
- Sometimes, we should just go to the park or play in the backyard instead of going out.