Did Jake have a good time? He did.
My kid is nuts. He's adorable and I love him, but he is also crazy. One of the cutest things my son, Jake, does right now is saying, "I did," when you ask him what he's done.
"Did you have fun at school today?" JAKE: "I did."
Did you eat your lunch?" JAKE: "I did."
Saturday night we went to ZOO BOO at the Detroit Zoo. As we were leaving, we asked Jake if he had fun.... "I did!"
Here's the problem: Jake is very shy on first meeting and his form of shyness is covering his face or turning his head away. This stinks. It looks SUPER RUDE and brings him off like a brat. My face went RED when nice lady gave him a bag of chips. We encouraged him to say, "Thank you." Instead, my adorable son whipped his head away from the woman and ignored her. I do not embarrass easily, but I was mortified. My eyes got HUGE and I pushed Jake's stroller on. We were holding up traffic and I was pretty sure that lady would rather be giving treats to kids that said, "Thank you." I don't want to reprimand Jake for being shy, but man, this kid better get "unshy" quick. If you have something that worked for you in getting your toddler to curb undesirable behavior I would LOVE to know what you did. Please leave me a message in the comment section below. I seriously need all the help I can get.
Here are several of my favorite Zoo Boo photos: my son, Jake wearing his light up octopus hat, Detroit Elvis and me, and Zoo Boo lit up!
Zoo Boo is a great event. It's impressive: the shear amount of pumpkins that are present at Zoo Boo... painted pumpkins, carved pumpkins, Detroit Zoo has it going on. This event is not so much about the animals, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun for all. We passed close to 20 trick or treat stations! We got everything from candy, chip and pop to apples, slap bands and other assorted non-candy treats. The staff and volunteers are all super nice, friendly and helpful. This is really a great family event.
If you would like more information on The Detroit Zoo Boo, CLICK HERE. I highly recommend buying tickets in advance. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!