Anyway, today was a slightly unusual day in that I had time booked off work and I had him for the afternoon. So what better than to have a spiffing day out at Bristol Zoo.
We've signed up for a year long family membership so I'm very conscious of making the most of that and the good news, dear readers, is that we've been there three times in a few months. A promising start.
My favourite section is the seals. There's three of them and they are always fighting over who gets to sit on the rock. Pretty brutal gladiatorial combat normally. Not quite child friendly but hey this is a dad blog so I'll say what I want!
|'Keep hold of your bits' at the seal enclosure. Sound advice!|
Oh ok, back to the baby. So this morning he had said 'da da da' and quickly followed it up with 'ga ga' and 'ba ba' just to prove it wasn't a fluke. So you can imagine the scene, I'm walking him around the zoo, and gently encouraging him to repeat the D word while holding a wobbly camera. A fun time was had by all.
Except when I was filming him he would never say it, and as usual I kept running out of space on the flippin' iPhone and having to delete stuff, so every time I stopped taking a video he would say it. Little git.
I think he likes the zoo though.
Apart from the new 'gorilla island' enclosure where gorillas literally walk on top of you and you can see them through glass. That freaks him out.
Anyway, this was the first time he ever saw a penguin.
Then we went home and had a lovely time until approximately 4:45pm when he went from being an absolute angel to "I AM SO TIRED NOW THAT UNLESS YOU TAKE ME OUT OF THIS BATH AND DRESS ME IN 4 SECONDS FLAT I AM GOING TO KILL YOU".
Quickly followed by a coughing fit and puking all down his arm. Ah. Fun times.