Luca, Sander, and Beekee get to go to the zoo tomorrow with my aunt and uncle. This is one of the experience oriented birthdays my aunt is starting to do for the kids, which I love. They’re going to remember these sorts of trips so much better than they would some gifts they would get, which makes me happy.
Unfortunately, I’m not going to get to be there for their first zoo trip. I really wish I could, and see their excitement over all the animals. I missed everyone’s first trip to the aquarium except for Luca. It’s sad for me, but at the same time, it’s good that they get to have these experiences with their extended family. I just wish I could go with them.
Of course, that’s not going to happen until we can get wheels again, and I’m not exactly available to go on the weekends anymore. My work has seen to that. We need the extra income, but it feels like I’m losing so much time with the kids.
Even so, I know they’re going to have a great time at the zoo. They’re going to want to see everything and will come home suitably tired. It’s going to be a good experience for them. I remember going to the zoo when I was younger and loving it. I’ve never been to the zoo they’re going to, I don’t think, so this will be a whole new adventure for them.
I’m actually looking forward to them having this experience. Field trips to places like the zoo can be such an educational thing. It’s a part of unschooling done right. It’s something I hope we can do more of once we’re able to swing back to more radical unschooling. Field trips are such an important part of education.
And it’s the zoo! The kids love animals. They’ve been watching a lot of animal shows on Netflix, so having a chance to get up close enough to these animals to see them with their own eyes will be pretty awesome for them. I know they’re going to love it.