I’ll admit, I’ve never really understood why the zoo is so fascinating. Despite the fact that I’m not a huge animal lover and the zoo in LA (no matter what time of the year you go) is always hot and smells like poo, I find myself mesmerized by the animals behind the fences and glass. They do nothing really…. No Animal Planet type of chase or fight as the Mama Leopard attacks a Hyena to save her baby… No herd of Rhinoceros chasing after an explorer up a totem pole (hey, that’s what happens on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland at least)… and certainly no wild, safari National Geographic type of animal in the wild sex that makes you blush (and gasp)…. Nope. Just some Giraffes and Polar Bears chillin’… Waiting for some woman that looks like Steve Irwin’s wife with horrible culottes to throw them a fish for dinner while the humans all gawk at them, waiting for them to do something that will be You Tube worthy….

But yesterday over breakfast, as I sat with Baby-Ko as he devoured what must have been 65 bowls of “Choo-Choos” (Cheerios) and ate his breakfast in a normal fashion, I realized I was that schmuck at the zoo. Fascinated and captivated by my little animal, I watched patiently and intently as he really did nothing spectacular or mind-blowing. He ate. With a spoon. Messily. Like most 21 month olds. But for whatever reason, it seemed video worthy. Like a moment in time…. Like the sweetest and cutest thing I ever saw. Like something I couldn’t take my eyes off of or walk away from – even for some much needed coffee…


If only the cameras had been rolling later that day, when Baby-Ko decided post bath to pee on the rug and announced “Baby-Ko pee-peed day-err (there)!”… I just might have actually had something You Tube worthy…

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  1. Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
    I was just thinking that today - about how I have what are probably the most uninspiring pictures and videos to most people (like, my kids sleeping or sitting on the toilet) ... but to me they're priceless gems.

    I love how Baby-Ko shovels those Cheerios in! Too cute! I don't do that with anything as healthy as Cheerios. ;)
  2. Babs
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree you know... I just watched the video 6 times!
    Mimi Babs
  3. Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
    Love it!
  4. Thursday, June 25th, 2009
    I can see what you see in that video because my 18 months old has started eating his cereal and yogurt by himself last week. Now he starts to cry if I try to feed him, which is the cutest thing in the world.
  5. Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
    Ok, first I really must thank Self magazine for mentioning your blog: totally great! And you are totally gorgeous and your son is too.

    Second, I have agree/disagree with the LA Zoo statement. It's hotter than (insert swear word here) ALL the time and once we were indeed treated to wild lion sex whilst visiting. My husband commented that it was just like us. He laid there waiting for it, and she was totally bored. Ha!

    Anyway, glad I found your blog!