Erwyn: I don't know. I like them all. Ummm. I have to think.
Ember: That would be hard choice for me too. While we think, let's see if Mr. Parker has a favorite.
Parker: I have one. It's the giraffe.
Parker: Because they are so tall and they walk so elegantly with their long legs, one long stride at a time. Plus, I know they won't eat me.
Erwyn (laughing): They want leaves. I like giraffes.
Ember (laughing): I like giraffes too, but I think my favorite is the gorilla. They have lots of strength, but can actually be very nice and gentle. You have to admire that.
Erwyn: Okay. I like theeeee lion.
Parker: Nice pick. Why the lion?
Erwyn: Because he's a king and everyone knows it. He mostly lays around doing what he wants, but no one will bother him because he's the king. Oh! And if they try, he just gives a loud roar and warns them. Lions are cool.
Parker: Yep! They are the kings alright. So did you like going to the zoo as much as you liked when we went to the aquarium?
Ember: Excuse me, is that how we respond?
Parker (to Ember): It's okay.
Ember: No, it's not. Erwyn?
Erwyn: Yes, I like them both.
Ember: We haven't been to the beach this summer. Maybe we could take a day trip there before we lose the heat.
Erwyn: I like the beach. We don't go a lot.
Parker: Well, that settles it. If you ladies would like to be on a beach, we'll head there next.
Ember: Sure, if Parker's okay with it.
Parker: Of course. We need to be sure we do all the important beach things while we're there.
Erwyn: What are important beach things?
Ember (smirking): Maybe you bask. We rub a lot of sunblock on and only leave the shade of the umbrella when necessary.
Parker (laughing): I think we can compromise.
Erwyn: I like spending time with you. You are nice and you always tell me I'm pretty.
Parker: Well, that's because you are pretty. So, when are we heading to the beach?
Ember: Next weekend or the following is good for us, if that works for you.
Parker: Next weekend works for me. I'm visiting my father the following weekend. I need to help him with a few things around his house, plus I just want to see him.
Ember: That's nice. Enjoy it.
Ember: That would be very nice. It's not a long drive, right?
Parker: No, not long a little less than two hours. It's a day trip.
Ember: Sure. We can set that up later. I'd like that.
Parker: Good. So, Erwyn, I know we're not filling up on real food are we? We need some room for dessert.
Erwyn: I have room for dessert.
Parker: So do I.
After finishing their real food, Erwyn and Parker find dessert to split. Then they head home.
It's so nice they are all spending time together. We totally missed out on seeing the trip to the aquarium, museum of natural science and the zoo. Unfortunately, we'll miss out on seeing the trip the beach too (this girl doesn't do sand well). But at least we know they're moving along.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye