Public holidays used to mean mornings spent sleeping in, leisurely brunches and movie outings. That is before kids come into the picture.
Now… it’s all about going to places to entertain the kiddos! I’ve always heard colleagues and friends lament about the lack of places to go to during the weekends. I think the cure for such boredom is to have a kid. Or two. Or if you’re really adventurous, three or more. There are so many places to bring the kids to, from indoor/outdoor/water playgrounds, art classes, music classes, and of course… the usual touristy stuff like going to the Zoo, Birdpark or Night Safari.
Jay has been to the zoo probably a gazillion times. Alright, maybe not that many, but pretty close. He has a soft spot for animals – even though he has “progressed” to dinosaurs now, there aren’t any “live” dinosaurs he can observe, so the Singapore zoo is a great place to spend the day. And spend the day we did.
We left our place at 8.30 a.m. (I know! It’s as bad as going to work…) and decided to give ourselves a caffeine boost at the Ah Meng’s Kopi!
Here’s X, and it is his FIRST time to the zoo! This is probably a “good” age to bring him, as he is able to recognize the animals, and he’s also watched The Lion King cartoon about 20 times now.
The breakfast was simple and hearty – I especially love the peanut butter and jam bread! Yums…
Thankfully there was a slight drizzle the night before, so the cool-ish air was such a relief – especially with the hot weather these days! We made our way to the “usual” exhibits – the White Tiger, otters, big cats, giraffes, zebras, rhino, and even managed to catch two shows – the Splash Safari & Animal Friends show!
J & the pygmy hippo!
We decided to end off the day by letting the kids loose at the Kidzworld water playground.
Yes, it is Daddy braving the waters with X… Again.
And J quickly went for gingerly getting used to the cool water…
To getting totally soaked!
It was a fun-filled, tiring, bone-aching morning… but really, what other kind of Zoo Days are there? :)