The girls arrived early in the morning on Father’s day to celebrate the day. The Coach decided we would spend some time at our local zoo. We were shocked at his choice because frankly, it was unexpected. I’m wondering if he’s recently been watching a lot of Animal Planet. We’ve lived here almost 25 years and this was his first visit to our zoo; which is about 14 minutes from our home. Twenty-five years and apparently I’ve been taking the girls there all by myself? I know for sure my Mom went with us a few times because there was This One Time (not at band camp) that we misplaced Lauren for about 7 minutes. Seven minutes of HELL. I still get the shivers when I think of it.
I kept a close eye on ALL my people this visit.
The girls insisted the Coach feed a giraffe and lucky for all of us, they have giraffes that you CAN feed romaine lettuce for five bucks.
*Suz makes mental note to put romaine in her purse for the next visit*
I think he enjoyed it more than he expected; I mean how can you not have fun that close to an 18″ tongue?
Ya’ll it was HOT. I’m already OVER summer; apparently my Florida born self has hit it’s Summer Limits. I could not wait to depart the lovely, not visited enough in the winter zoo as the sweat was dripping down all of my parts.
We then had lunch with my FIL & MIL at our marina in the air conditioning; I’m a fan of conditioned air.
During our visit the Coach casually asked Lolo if she’s had to pull out her gun or taser lately. I always cringe thinking of things like this, so I NEVER ask. She answered that NO, she hadn’t needed to do either, but she did have to use her MOM VOICE recently to get someone under control and it worked well.
I can’t deny, that I might have Puffed Up a Bit at hearing this; I taught her well.
She also explained that most of the arrests in her area are related to mental health or drug issues; most people are not horrible, they’re just messed up and make terrible choices. Maybe their Mom didn’t tell them each and every time they walked out the door to Make Good Choices? I’m wondering what she did say to them though? Bye?
Speaking of jail because who doesn’t, I was chatting with Lolo a few months ago to get an update on her Field Training and she mentioned a new to me term: Prison Wallet. It took me about 2 minutes to figure out what she meant as I proceeded to clench my buttocks.
You know, when she was born I had no idea of the things that SHE would teach ME.
So, have you fed a giraffe lately. Or ever? More importantly, did you know about Prison Wallets? Those by the way, are not good Father’s Day gifts. I just know they aren’t.