Friday, April 23, 2010

What Life Lessons Have You Learned Lately? (Friendly Friday)

There was growling and howling.  There was fussing and fighting and wrestling.  It felt like home.  But really, it was a trip to the zoo.  It was time to introduce The Princess to the wacky, wonderful creatures that roam this earth -- other than her brothers.  Besides we learned some life lessons.  Here are some of my favorites: 


Eye contact is a powerful weapon of intimidation.  Use it wisely.



This is how not to win friends and influence people.



Never turn your back on the camera. 



Shutting your eyes does not make everything (or everyone) go away.



If someone is going to take your picture, smile.  You'll be glad you did.



It's Friendly Friday.  I ask; you answer.

What are some life lessons you've learned lately? 
And if that's too hard (because, hey, it's Friendly Friday), what's your favorite zoo animal?



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21 comments:

parentingBYdummies said...

Those pictures and their captions were GREAT! Seriously. Creative, funny, relevant all the things I try to be, but can't! Came over from SITS to say hello!

The Sharp's said...

Life lesson - it's way too short. There's no time to be bothered by the little things for more than a few minutes!

melissa.english said...

Great pictures!

I have not learned a single thing today. Maybe that I should listen to myself more and that good diets start at the grocery store just as much as bad diets do.

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Natalie said...

What great photos you took and what a clever way to share them!

I'm learning the lesson of humility lately. I'm focusing on watching out for pride and arrogance and trying to remember to think of others as better than myself...

Just something little, you know...

HA!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire
http://www.mommyonfire.com

Monica said...

Wow, you really made me smile, wonderful pictures and captions!
Recent Life Lesson Learn: Spend more one on one time with the children (leave the dishes and laundry for later - play a game together), they grow so very fast! They are my Legacy!

GlowinGirl said...

You guys are great! Some of you have me rolling -- and some of you have me thinking . . .

e-Mom said...

That's a fantastic collection of photos. Look at that smiling elephant!

My favourite Zoo animal is the crocodile... really... from Steve Irwin's (RIP) Australia Zoo!

Vicki said...

I have learned today that laughing is so much more fun than crying!Plus, it doesn't make my eyes puffy or my head ache either!

Thank you for your comment on my post. How thoughtful. Have a blessed weekend!

Holly Renee said...

Bwa-ha ha... that rhino butt is hilarious. I have learned that I am making choices every second of every day. I always have the power to choose again, and I should try to choose consciously.

rachelw said...

What a creative, funny way to display your zoo pictures! :)

The life lesson I'm learning recently is to be patient and trust in God's timing. He has everything under control!

The Sierra Home Companion said...

Hi there. I've come over from the Blog Frog. You have a great site, and I've spent awhile reading a lot of it. I think its so cute what you said about your husband buying cute girl clothes. My daughter is a daddy's girl, and some mornings I find him getting her dressed and always picking out the girliest thing he can find. She loves it and he's hooked.
Blessings to you and your family,
Rebecca

NIkki said...

I've learned to stop caring so much what other people thing and just be me!
Oh and my favorite zoo animal is the Emperor Tamarin...they are a type of monkey and they are just soo cute!

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Carissa said...

I have learnt not to agonize over myself as self-doubt is the number killer of confidence.

My favourite zoo animal are elephants. No wonder I'm addicted to safaris.

Carissa
FashionPaparazzis.com

Writing Without Periods! said...

I have learned that if one is quiet and thoughtful, an answer will come.
Mary

Liz said...

Love it! I have learned to listen and follow those "nudges" from God! ;) (Or, I should say, am learning....)

Lindsay* said...

This is so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

S.I.F. said...

Oh I LOVE the zoo! And you got some seriously perfect pictures!!!

Lately I've learned that I can't force life to happen the way I want it to.

And my favorite zoo animal is the tiger. I won't go anywhere near the snake area! :)

Happy Mommy said...

Love the pics. At first I thought they were professional! My fav is the tiger. Majestic is the word that comes to mind. I love to look closely at their stripes. Makes you realize how talented God is!

BabyMommaBlog said...

Ohhh I love this post! Such great shots!! Your very talented! I love the "never turn your back on the camera". Funny!

My favorite Zoo animals are the Monkeys. I think Isabella likes them the most so that's why I do to. What ever makes her smile and happy makes me feel the same :)

Great blog!

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