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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Fun times at AUSTRALIA ZOO!


Today for my daughter’s birthday we took her to Steve Irwin’s, Australia Zoo. It’s funny how you start out your day in the morning, all bright and chirpy with high spirits even though somewhere in the back of your head you know that by the time your day is thru everyone is going to be a miserable sack of shit.

Me and My Family during that euphoric moment of bliss before we leave for the Zoo...



We wondered to ourselves how long exactly it would take before that euphoric feeling melted away. For us, it was 45 mins into the trip when we stopped at the Petrol station. My youngest daughter, Michala somehow jammed her finger into the door of the car....



...she didn’t stop crying until 5 minutes before we arrived at the zoo. That was an hour later.

We expected to see animals at the zoo, and our first encounter was a giant crocodile that tried to eat me whole



What we didn’t expect was to see a man wearing a gladiator skirt...


THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES, BUT THEY WILL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!!

Sorry, got lost in a moment there J

We had about 30 more minutes of relative serenity; we had a unique Aussie moment that I had to capture with a Red Kangaroo, and a nice moment before we went into the Tiger exhibit.



CRIKEY!

After that it went downhill severely.  I couldn’t even count the amount of complaints that came out of my children’s mouths. UGH! Lets see....

Mum, I need to go to the toilet, Mum, Im hungry, Mum, my legs are sore!, Mum, I want toy, Mum, Im tired, Mum, pick me up, Mum, my finger hurts I need a bandaid, Mum, Im thirsty, Mum, Im hot, Mum, Im cold, Mum, I want an Ice block, Mum, I have a head ache, Mum, I wanna go hooommmee, Mum, she was nasty to me, Mum, Its taking to long, Mum, when we will be there, Mum, Im bored, Mum, my tummy hurts, Mum, you promised!!, Mum, but whhhyyyy.....

Needless to say, I was outta there faster than a fly to dog shit. I felt like a miserable sack of shit. Just like I knew I would.

We got home and D asks the kids, ‘did you like the Zoo girls?’ their reply was unison, ‘yyyeesss!!”. D told them we got banned and we weren’t allowed back for ten years because they were too noisy.

Lesson of today?  Don’t ever expect the Zoo to be a fun experience, when clearly it’s not.






 

5 comments:

helpmerhonda72 said...

Sam, You look wiped out, and yet you're still smiling. :)

Elena said...

Awwwe! What a cute story,but you sound so miserable,and I totally UNDERSTAND! Kids are a huge handful.At least they had some fun =D

Sam, Is that really a guy in a skirt? They have weird shit like then in Aus too? LOL!

HighlandHussy said...

Oh Sam...we surprised the kids with Disneyland last week and if you changed your "mum" to "Hey mama..." I could cut and paste the same exact whiny phrases!

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

LOL! Makes me happy I don't have kids!

Angela said...

What a fun day! Thanks for sharing.

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