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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fandad's Short Take "A Day at the Zoo"

Every now and then your child will say something to you that completely takes you off guard. Yesterday, while riding the Merry-Go-Round at Lincoln Park Zoo, my little girl said something to me that brought me to tears.

Waving to the camera.

As the Merry-Go-Round was moving I let go of the bar of the animal next to me to hold on to the giraffe my little girl was on. She looked at me and told me to not let go of the bar because she did not want me to fall off. She next said that she didn't want me to get hurt because I was her "brave friend, my best friend and I love you and we won't have fun together if you're hurt."  I gave her a kiss on the forehead as my eyes teared up and told her I love her too. I held on to that bar as we rode around and around and we both waved happily to my wife when we saw her standing on the side with our little man. 

Kids say the damnedest things sometimes. 

Thanks for reading, 


  1. Thanks for sharing. Hoping to share a story most parents can relate to. The story which takes place at a zoo is titled
    'The Best Bear Hugs Ever.'

    Story is free under 'read the story'.

    Hope all enjoy - Scott, author of 'The Best Bear Hugs Ever.

  2. OMG that's so sweet!!!! I would have started to cry immediately. That's so lovely!!! Who can fight such a tremendous power of love? :)