Mother’s Day and the Zoo
Mother’s Day turned out really nice! I was told to stay in bed while my husband took the puppy out for her morning trip. The kids made cards and crafts for me. They had them all set up so that I would be surprised when I got up. And the dishwasher was even emptied before I woke up! I call that a good day! (And, yes, that is our puppy!)
To top it all off, we went out to dinner and spent some time with my in-laws who also migrated here from southern California. While hanging out after dinner, my husband mentioned our upcoming trip to the San Francisco Zoo. This will be a first for us! So fun!
It is actually a Girl Scout event for my older daughter’s Girl Scout troop, but we decided to spend the money and take the whole family. The Zoo isn’t a super expensive place to visit, but when you add on lunch out, gas, parking, snacks, etc. for 4 additional people it definitely adds up. Normally, I would just pack lunch for the family to eat while out for the day. It saves a bit of money and gives us the flexibility of eating wherever we happen to be when hunger strikes. But the troop will be having a special lunch out at a restaurant, so we are tagging along.
So, my husband was sharing our plans to go and checking to see if my in-laws wanted to join us at the Zoo. My mom-in-law mentioned that they really enjoy being asked to join in fun stuff we are doing as a family. And I laughed. I laughed because we hardly ever ask them to join us for fun outings. Not because I have an evil, heartless soul. We haven’t asked them to join us, because we haven’t done anything in a while. I’m not sure if they knew that or not. But we made sure to tell them that we aren’t inviting them, not because we don’t want them with us. We love them very much. We aren’t inviting them, because we haven’t been going anywhere except the pet store or Home Depot lately.
And that brings us back once again to why I’m writing this blog. We want more life in our lives. So the San Francisco Zoo will be our first non-pet or furniture related day trip in I don’t know how long. Yay us!!!! Check back soon since I’ll post some pictures of Zoo fun once we go.