Yeah, um, if this does not describe you, then you aren't going to enjoy today's post or what's coming up next either. At all. We'll get back to shoes we can't afford soon enough, pinky swear.
But back to boring you with family stuff - Master P & I have quite a full Smug Mummy social calendar this week. Yes, I will pause here to allow you to be sufficiently jealous. (Pause). Anywhoodle, yesterday afternoon marked our first visit to the Austin zoo, which is more of a small sanctuary for rescued animals. We met up with some friends from swim class to explore, and a certain somebody couldn't have enjoyed it more. Oh, and Master P had a pretty good time too.
That's the thing about this parenting business; I realize I forfeit what little street cred I still have by saying this, but on days like yesterday, when you get to relive fond childhood memories like going to the zoo . . . well, I just can't think of a better job out there than mine. It sneaks up on you - it's not like I sat around pre-child and thought to myself, "Man, I miss the zoo! If only I had a child to take.." - but what a surprise and a joy it is to see these things again through (insert cliche here) your child's eyes.
Sigh. I know. This parenting stuff is doing nothing for my Ice Queen image. I'm such a Smug Mummy now, and just to drive the point home even more, enjoy the photographic evidence of same:
I may have traded in my Bar cards* and my cynicism for parenthood, but on days like yesterday, I wouldn't have it any other way, umpty million boring photos and all.
*Note the capital "B" - I still have the right to enter bars in California & Texas, for better or worse (worse).