It was such a fun day out. The term 'zoo' might be a bit far-reaching, but reptile park it is indeed. When we arrived, we literally had the whole place to ourselves, and the non-venomous snake show was about to start. Reuben enjoyed seeing all the big snakes, and also one very special "dinosaur" (read: baby crocodile)... but the fun was just beginning.
You see, after the show, the handler brought out one of the large pythons, and the said dinosaur, and let us have a hold! It was so cool that we were the only ones there at that point; no waiting around for the boys, and we got to spend as much time with the creatures as we pleased. Reuben was keen to hold both animals-- I myself was not quite so keen. Unfortunately, I was required to help him hold the crocodile as it was much too heavy for him to have on his own. It was well out of my comfort zone to do so, but he was beside himself with excitement. And not to worry, as Reuben explained to my mum, the dinosaur couldn't bite him, because he had sticky tape on his lips. Ha! I know I should have corrected him about the whole dinosaur thing but it just bought him such a great lot of joy to think of it as a dinosaur that I couldn't bring myself to do it.
|Holding a crocodile. You wouldn't do this at a Playschool concert! Note my very forced smile.|
|"Yeah, that's right, I'm holding a snake". Coolest dude.|
|Do you think Quinny's a parseltongue?|
|The koala's weren't in the mood for being show ponies today.|
|Old Man Emu|
|Reuben was so cute talking to the kangaroos.|
|Sizing each other up.|
|Quin was pretty intrigued with these guys too.|
|Yeah... we ain't holding that one... and he sure ain't holding us!|
|This is the snake that Reuben held earlier. *shudder*|
It was such a fun day out with my boys... Especially Reuben. I am beginning to discover that he responds really well to quality time, and doing something like this where it just us, was really good for both us us. I definitely need to do more of it!
|Any outing that ends like this is good with me!|
Do you like to take your kids on dates? Any ideas about other places I can take my boys? Would you have held the snake!!??