D2 arrived on Tuesday night, just in time to save my sanity. Little GD2 was happy to see her, and so was I. She got things together Wednesday morning, while I drove the older two to the Safari camp at the zoo.
When I got back, everything was ready, and we left for a day at the zoo. D2 and I spent the balance of the morning in the zoo with GD2, but she really wasn’t having a great time. We saw some animals, pickied up D1 from camp, and then had a nice lunch. D2 took GD2 and headed for home, leaving me and GD2 to ourselves.
She showed me paths through the zoo I hadn’t been on before, places she traveled in camp. She had a wonderful time being sure we passed all the great food she needed, like the ice cream stand.
When we were worn out from the playground, we found a shade tree near the member’s exit. We had an hour to wait before collecting GS3. I was worn out, so I laid down with my head on my backpack. GD1 bought a frozen lemonade and sat next to me. This is the funny part — 4 different employees of the zoo, one on a bike and 3 on medical golf carts, stopped to be sure I was OK. I couldn’t have taken a nap if I wanted to, “Are you OK?” “I always ask in the hot weather.” And so on, and on and on and on.
I know my hair has turned pretty gray, but I didn’t know I looked that bad.
No naps at the zoo.