Yup the zoo. Five 8 – 10 year olds with special needs, 5 adults and two little tag along siblings. The parking lot is a field of buses. There are hundreds of school age kids at the zoo.
We walk from the camels to the zebras.
From the hippos and elephants to the lions.
We saw penguins and polar bears.
We just dove in and saw all there was to see! …and then we walked some more.
It rained a little bit and we got a little wet.
But we kept walking.
And we saw children stare at our kids, and I mean stare. So how do we handle that?
I guess when it comes right down to it, everybody was staring at everybody and every creature!
Little Miss went to Partners Club today and came home singing “We are different on the outside, but on the inside we are all the same!” She just kept walking and singing and she made sense of it.
I guess sometimes you just have to keep walking and let things sort themselves out.
No matter how goofy each of us looks, and for whatever reason, on the outside we look different, but on the inside we are all the same.
Which is not to say I am a baboon. No way.