Gather up the family or a few friends for an impromptu trip around town where a hearty dose of reality awaits.
My wife always used to ask me why I would weekly take our boys to the zoo. She loved the zoo but wondered why I would want to do the same thing so often, and I would tell her, "Because something new happens every day at the zoo." But perhaps another reason is because of what you say: "The zoo is minutes from closing but no one seems to want to leave. It is safe here and there is laughter along with the sound of water hitting the concrete." There's something be said for that kind of safety and innocent laughter, especially for children living in a world that is often so unsafe.
Sounds like a perfect day at the zoo Lara. It’s hard to believe that your baby is growing up so fast!
That photo with the water caught in mid motion with your son is pretty cool. Thanks for the warm and casual afternoon stroll. It's 38 degrees this morning at 7200 elevation in the Rockies.