He Dr. Pearson was really good with her last time. He helped her feel comfortable and gave her fives and several stickers and bracelet’s throughout the whole ordeal. He made her feel brave and special! This time he was frustrated, and told me not to let her go to the zoo, not to reward her poor behavior and that next appt they would have to sedate her. I left VERY sad, frustrated and worried. After much talk Jim and I decided that we would not sedate and if they insisted we wouldn’t go back. It was like $500 bucks to have her sedated. I don’t want to sedate my 6yr old if I don’t have to. I take very well to drugs and was worried about her doing the same... So on to the zoo
Jo and Kya loved the monkeys, tigers, bears… It’s a zoo. They had several animal babies there too and that was fun to see them. The baby elephant was still in bonding time with her momma so we only saw video and picturess.
The kids liked posing for pictures on several different statues. They loved riding on the carousel, AKA merry go round, the zoo train and playing with the water ball. It was a good day! The only thing JO was upset about was the fact that the Zoo did not have Lions or Polar Bears.
That night we had cake and ice cream and it was delish. WE love the Tippets and are soo glad we found them in our ward and made friends. It’s sad they have been in the ward for over 4 years now and just this year we go to know them.