I ask this in all seriousness, my feelings are a mix of curiosity and retained annoyance at the amount of screaming toddlers with f*ckface stupid parents who didn't know how to parent, which I met at the aquarium last Saturday.
-cute little outing
-hope these outings make your spouse love you again
-go to the front of the attractions because you need your 'kid' to see ;)
-usually cost money
-child usually won't remember anything from trip
-you're taking a toddler somewhere
-your spouse will get annoyed just as you secretly are
- It's pretty dumb if you think about it38%(10)31%(15)Vote22%(5)
- It's worth it if you think about it58%(15)63%(31)Vote70%(16)
- One of the many reasons I'm not having kids.4%(1)6%(3)Vote8%(2)
I love animals and really want to have kids some day, and I hope to instill the wonder I feel regarding the animal kingdom in my children. However, unless I'm sure I can be a conscientious and responsible parent, I will not take my little little ones to any major attraction because I might go insane, plus I'm not a total asshole.
trip to aquarium*
Most Helpful Guy
To feed the animals. 😈1
Most Helpful Girl
I honestly wouldn't spend money to take a 4 year old to a zoo. If they need stimuli, I'll just take them to the park and play games. We'll learn board games, how to ride a bike, and how to swim. Well I am at it, I'll do what many parents FAIL to do, and teach them some stinkin' manners.
I imagine it would be a waste of time to take them to a place that needs payment to enter. After all, they won't remember anything about it, and it's a public place so everyone can watch and judge your parenting skills. I would much rather wait for a child to be 8 or so before taking them to zoos, aquariums, and amusement parks. Money is a gift. If I'm going to spend it on something, I want them to be old enough to remember and enjoy it.1