Friday, September 28, 2007
My Little Miss Doolittle
Hyland and I purchased a zoo membership this year and it was probably the best spent $50 all year. Liv and I frequent the zoo quite often. It's a great place for a picnic lunch, weekend outing, or just a quick one hour treat for Liv right after school. I myself love watching the gorillas. There is a new baby and it is really cool to see how human like their interaction is with their child. They discipline, tease, and even put their little one down for naps! I just love it! Liv really likes the snake house (odd, I know) and the lions. So to celebrate the good week Liv had at school we headed on over to our favorite hangout.
Ever since Liv has been able to talk she has been talking for both herself and all animals she comes in contact with. She was always telling us what the animals were saying...and most of time I do believe she is right on. Some examples that immediately come to mind... Once at the zoo we were watching two snakes in their cage and one was slithering all up on the other. Liv busts out with, "that snake is telling the other to sssssssscootch over." The baby goat at the petting zoo who was making all kinds of primal screaming noises was saying, "I want my mama!" The antelopes and kudus are always staring and asking, "what are you looking at?"
Today's best interpretation came when we were feeding the coy fish. I really dislike these nasty fish. They flop all over eachother for a little pellet of food. Not sure if you have ever seen them swarm, but they make some really gross sounds when they're fighting each other for that food. Anyway, Liv goes, "that fish says 'I need some space!'" All the grown ups within ear shot laughed, and I was extra amused because that is a statement I tend to make on a regular basis. When we got home Liv interpretted for our dogs Annie and Albert, "You guys never take us to the zoo with you!" That was pretty darn funny too (=