We recently visited the Toledo Zoo. It is one of our favorite places to take the kids and we used to go often when we lived in Toledo. When at the zoo you can go look at your favorite animals. You can watch them sleep, walk, eat, even go to the bathroom.
Lately we have been feeling a little sad for our zoo pals. Ever since we added Madeline to the mix we have been feeling like a traveling zoo exhibit. We can't go anywhere without people staring at our family. Occasionally we can actually hear people say "ahh" as we walk past on the sidewalk.
Now, don't get me wrong, I can understand why people would want to stare at our beautiful family. Here in Ann Arbor a family of five is about as exotic as the animals we view at the zoo. The problem is that we are more like our zoo pals than we want to be. A few nights ago, we went out to eat. People stared at us and came over while we are eating to converse with the great looking family in the restaurant. It was odd to know that a lot of people were watching as we stuffed our faces and made sure the kids were behaving. I guess we just never get a moment when we are out in public where we are not on display. Because David and Madeline are both in diapers, people can even watch some of us use the bathroom just like the animals at the zoo! So if you would like to view the Mower traveling zoo exhibit come see us when we are out and about the town!