Growing up, did you have the opportunity to go to the zoo? Do you have memories of seeing lions, tigers, and bears, hippos or pandas, giraffes, or zebras? Where I am from, we didn’t have any of that. The closest we got to see things at the zoo was seeing the alligator (or was its crocodile?) at some fair we went to as kids.
Here in Boise, there are lots of things to do, the zoo being just one of them! And it’s not different when you have one child versus many. I do find, however, that one child makes for a pretty interesting trip to the zoo. When there is only one kid around, there is just as much to do, but you get through it a lot quicker than if you had more kids. That can be good and bad.
But just because you get through it faster doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. With one kid, you can spend time watching their reactions to things. You aren’t spread thin while watching too many kids run around and you have the ability to savor the moment.
So while it may seem challenging at first, you have to realize that it’s not as bad as you think it is! Being more present in the moment of your child is never a bad thing. Trust the process and don’t get lost in your journey with this ONE CHILD. You won’t regret it.