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We were at Cabellas earlier this week, looking at the dead/stuffed animals. Makai (our 4 year old) asked if they were real and my wife explained that someone had shot them, probably ate the meat, and then stuffed them to make them look alive again. We turned the corner and saw a wax figure of a hunter near some animals. Makai asked: Is he stuffed too?
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When I was 19 years old, a college friend who had a small child asked me if I would be a volunteer for her kid's daycare trip to the zoo. I wasn't doing anything that summer, so I agreed.
I was paired up with two little 2 year old girls. When we got to the zoo, I had one attached to a finger on each of my hands and I tried to guide them along to see the big cats, and the monkeys, etc.
All that they wanted to do was splash in a shallow puddle. Reasoning with a child that age is useless, so I joined them and we splashed for a good five minutes.
Then a little bobcat went by. Not the animal, the construction vehicle. They stared and pointed at it. Not at the flamingos or the elephants.

It was the best trip to any zoo that I have ever had. On the bus trip back to the daycare, they both fell asleep on my lap. I was a complete stranger to them that morning, but we had bonded over just five or six hours.

That's when I knew that I wanted to have kids.

(I'm the proud papa of a 22 year old girl these days)
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jeRm! wrote:
We were at Cabellas earlier this week, looking at the dead/stuffed animals. Makai (our 4 year old) asked if they were real and my wife explained that someone had shot them, probably ate the meat, and then stuffed them to make them look alive again. We turned the corner and saw a wax figure of a hunter near some animals. Makai asked: Is he stuffed too?


So, was he?

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I volunteer by serving lunch at my son's old elementary school. You want to know what kids think - go to an elementary school and just take it all in. Kids are wonderful.
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jeRm! wrote:
We were at Cabellas earlier this week, looking at the dead/stuffed animals. Makai (our 4 year old) asked if they were real


Nope! Chuck Testa!
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MABBY wrote:
When I was 19 years old, a college friend who had a small child asked me if I would be a volunteer for her kid's daycare trip to the zoo. I wasn't doing anything that summer, so I agreed.
I was paired up with two little 2 year old girls. When we got to the zoo, I had one attached to a finger on each of my hands and I tried to guide them along to see the big cats, and the monkeys, etc.
All that they wanted to do was splash in a shallow puddle. Reasoning with a child that age is useless, so I joined them and we splashed for a good five minutes.
Then a little bobcat went by. Not the animal, the construction vehicle. They stared and pointed at it. Not at the flamingos or the elephants.

It was the best trip to any zoo that I have ever had. On the bus trip back to the daycare, they both fell asleep on my lap. I was a complete stranger to them that morning, but we had bonded over just five or six hours.

That's when I knew that I wanted to have kids.

(I'm the proud papa of a 22 year old girl these days)


Dawww...
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Orangemoose wrote:
I volunteer by serving lunch at my son's old elementary school. You want to know what kids think - go to an elementary school and just take it all in. Kids are wonderful.


Yeah, I've got a different memory of elementary school. Kids can be complete fucking monsters when they want to be.
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Orph wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
I volunteer by serving lunch at my son's old elementary school. You want to know what kids think - go to an elementary school and just take it all in. Kids are wonderful.


Yeah, I've got a different memory of elementary school. Kids can be complete fucking monsters when they want to be.


People can be monsters. Age doesn't change it much.
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So we're in agreement, kids aren't universally wonderful.
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Orph wrote:
So we're in agreement, kids aren't universally wonderful.


I have been a substitute teacher from K through 8th grade and you are entirely correct. Having your own kids though brings moments of comic genius and moments of learning incredible self control.
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