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Flamingo Parade

A Flamingo Parade…who knew?  I had just assumed that some of the flamingos had gotten loose and were on a rampage about their breakfast menu and they were calling it a parade as a bureaucratic cover up.  They were passing out flamingo cards so I think it was a legit parade or more like a couple of trainers corralling 12 or so flamingos down the walk way, but it was still pretty cool.  Truth be told, I grabbed Annie just as she was trying to ride one.  I saw the fear in the trainers eyes as she lunged.  Yeah, that would have been a fun one for the books.  I don’t have any pictures of it because it took me a few seconds to realize my camera wasn’t focusing because I had extra filters on the lens.  Sorry, no flamingo parade for you…you’ll just have to imagine it.

Either way, this was the first day I took all 3 kids to Sea World by myself…and without a stroller to boot.  I was quite the site attached  to the Baby Bjorn, rather it to me.  Swinging my diaper bag over one shoulder, with the popcorn bucket on my pinky(I was leaving a bit of a trail Hansel and Gretel style.  Come to think of it, that is probably why that pigeon dive-bombed my head.) and my camera over the other, I had the thought, I am one of those moms. Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the Blattman circus.  *And cue music*   We’ll be here all week…uh, well at least for a few hours until my arms fall off. All joking aside, we had so much fun together.  Admittedly, I would love to curl up on my bed for the rest of the day for a nap, but reality reminds me that isn’t even an option.  However, I had the thought multiple times, of how much I absolutely LOVE being a mom.  Grace has some how yanked my life back into perspective that way.  A new and different pair of rose colored glasses for a new and different time.  When she was born I promised myself and silently promised my children I would try to be a way better mom.  I also wanted to enjoy what my momself has to/gets to do on a daily basis.  I really am truly blessed and I LOVE my kids!!

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One Response to “Flamingo Parade”

  1. Melanie says:

    Congratulations on a successful Sea World outing. I have never seen a flamingo parade, but I think Annie’s idea of riding one would really liven things up!