Lesson learned. Just because there are less of them doesn't make them lower maintenance. Thankful for my better prepared mommy friends who shared their snacks with my "starving" boys! :)
There was a peacock "party" going on in a cleared area behind these bushes. Interesting! One just never knows what they'll run into at the zoo, ya know?
Ironically, the week I had fewer children to manage for a portion of the day ended up being the craziest week we've had in a long time. Getting up, dressed, fed and seven kids out the door for the 20-minute drive across town was no small task. Driving back to get them at noon messed with lunch...which messed with naps...which really ate up the day. And, I need the day! I need every hour as it is. I tell you, every instant of this week has been used to the max :) It was a "good" busy, tho, and I wouldn't have done it differently.
There's a big difference between good and fun busy, and crazy and stressful busy. It's kind of like the "good" sore you get from a great workout. As opposed to the "bad" sore you'd have if you were run over by a semi. Really, I can only assume on both of those examples. I've never been run over by a semi, and it's been so long since I've worked out...