I meant well. I really did. But in my attempt to create a long-lasting fun family memory for my kids, I had a brief lapse of judgement. I thought it would be a good idea to take my 5-year-old and my 4-year-old out late at night past their bedtime to walk around the zoo in their Halloween costumes in 40-degree weather. Uh-huh. We paid money to do it, too. It really would have been a fun time if we hadn’t been so cold. Our zoo had a big Halloween party after dark with a Monster Mash dance floor and a Scary-go-Round for the kids. Torin and Parker would have loved it if it had been during the day and warmer outside (but I guess that would defeat the purpose of it being dark and spooky).
See their frozen cheeks and their tired eyes and their fake smiles? They’re having a blast!