Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life Lessons Learned Early

The twins had their final school trip of the year today and I was lucky to be selected as one of the parent-volunteers.  I love going on trips with the kids and seeing them learn.

Today's trip was to African Lion Safari.  I love the Safari and have been only a couple times before.  I was extra excited to go today as a refresher of what the park has to offer since I'll be camping there later this year with my Girl Guides.

Our day started off on the chilly side; but, this actually worked to our advantage since all the animals were out and about before it got too hot.  Once we arrived at the park from the school; we immediately boarded the busses through the animal compounds to begin the day.  The twins and their classmates were in total awe of all the animals.  What a great learning experience for them.  I wasn't, however, prepared for the life lesson the grade one children would receive from the lions.  Just as we approached, the male lion got up from where he lay under a tree.  I briefly thought to myself "oh, no, there goes my photo op".  Unfortunately, I was mistaken.  You see, the lion was only getting up to fornicate with the female laying to his left.

Yes, our bus, full of grade 1 students, got a front row seat to see lions going at it.  The twins' teacher turned to me and said "I'm not prepared to teach them about the birds and the bees...they're only six!"  Thankfully, none of the kids seemed to either notice, or feel the need to question what they saw.

I of course, couldn't pass up the opportunity to save the moment for propserity :P


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