Thanks to a Library Pass we were able to save a few dollars and head to the zoo in Rhode Island today. They were having an Easter Celebration where the kids had to answer 6 clues and get a card stamped. Once stamped they got a prize of an Egg decorating kit and a free ride in the Carosel.
I was happy to get them outside and take along a friend who doesn't seem to have these opportunities. It's fun taking her along. She is usually happy for the adventure and grateful, traits not always found in my own daughters. Soon she was able to drag Olivia out of her grouch mode but she still refused to collect stamps or smile for most pictures.
She was happy to dance when there was music playing and made us stop so she could chase the giant bubbles.
The more time I spend with her makes me a little sad. She is a terrific, happy and polite kid who knows too much for her young age. It has afforded us the opportunity to talk about serious issues and I hope my kids learn from them.