Monday, September 17, 2012

Little Ladies Man

Someday, I’m gonna have a long talk with that boy, as a parent or grandparent can’t you just look at the sweet innocent face of that young child and know there will be many talks coming.

While at the Zoo in Albuquerque, NM we got a big laugh watching Benjamin, this kid had the biggest day of his life it appears, it sure brought a smile to our faces to see him enjoying the animals and the new surroundings we were exposing him to.

The Gorillas and Monkeys were a big hit; I just about died laughing at Benjamin after the very first one we saw.
Let me give you a bit of background first though, our son Randy works graveyard shift as a detention officer, so sometimes during the day he goes over to Tim’s house (Benjamin’s Dad) to do laundry, while the laundry is going he lays down on the couch to nap, and while we were there Benjamin had a ball keeping him from sleeping.

Back to the Gorilla compound, while looking over all the apes walking around looking back at us, there was one laying over to the side, Benjamin took a particular interest in this one, he pointed toward the Gorilla, then held his finger to his lip and said:
“Shh Uncle Randy is sleeping”

For the rest of the day with each monkey or ape we saw he pointed and shouted “Uncle Randy” or either “Uncle Randy is sleeping” I still think Uncle Randy loves him even though he was the only one that didn’t think this was funny, the rest of us came real close to peeing ourselves from laughing so hard.


The large number of animals and experiences we saw here was really amazing.
We saw Elephants

Giraffes

Played in the water

Viewed exhibits with unknown creatures.

And got Cindy and the boys together for a while.

I’ll share one more experience with you I thought was impressive

There was an area where we could view the seals through a glass that allowed you to see them underwater, Benjamin really got a kick out of this, he was laughing and pointing, turning and repeating every word we gave him about the seals, then all of a sudden it happened.

A little girl his age walked up and we witnessed a transformation right before our eyes, Benjamin was no longer the little two year old being completely fascinated by the seals, all of a sudden he was fascinated with another creature, yes at two years old he was giving his full attention to the human female just about his own age.

Little Benjamin had become Mr. Expert, first off he cocked his elbow and leaned on the wall and began a series of jabbers and pointing, he was explaining everything he knew about the seals to this little girl, and she was listening to his every word.
They would talk awhile then simultaneously turn and tip toe to look into the glass, turn back and go into their talk and listening routine, our little ladies man was winning her heart it appeared, I am not sure if he asked for her number but all of a sudden her Dad decided it was time to move on, the rest of the seal exhibit was boring to him as he evidently already knew all there was to know about the seals.

I saw him stretching and looking through the crowd into the direction in which the little girl had gone, I see he was now interested in a new creature, and as I said earlier:
“Someday, I’m gonna have a long talk with that boy”

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  1. Oh, that's too funny. Yep, it looks like you're gonna have a lady's man on your hands. The first time we took our oldest to the zoo, it cracked us up because, with all those fascinating animals around, he was most interested in chasing the pigeons.

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    1. Hey Susan, This was his first trip to the zoo and I am proud we were there, it's funny the things that get their attention and remembering hid Dad when he was a kid I am not really surprised he took an interest in the little girl Ha Ha

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  2. A future heart breaker for sure. You might not be the one to give him this speech, but you could test the waters by posting what you'd say to him in a few years.

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    1. Excellent Idea Stephen, You are so right this is a job for Dad, but remembering what I said to his Dad I am sure Benjamin would get the same talk :^)

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  3. Lions and tigers and girls, oh my??? I love the seals, but I suppose if a really, really cute boy walked up, maybe I'd look his way. Great post, Jimmy.

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    1. Thank You Bijoux, Lions, Tigers, and Girls Ha Ha that pretty much describes the day.

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  4. Zoos are great for people watching...looks like your grandson already figured that one out.

    Well, the animals aren't bad, either.

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    1. Zoos are great for people watching, do you imagine that is what the animals are doing Ha Ha I think Benjamin has more figured out than we realize :^)

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  5. “Shh Uncle Randy is sleeping”

    That made me HOWL, Jimmy!! Don't kids say the funniest things?

    LOVE all the photos! Man, you captured some awesome pictures! Especially loved the one of the giraffe because I adore giraffes. They have the sweetest faces. And I love their spots and coloring.

    " first off he cocked his elbow and leaned on the wall and began a series of jabbers and pointing, he was explaining everything he knew about the seals to this little girl, and she was listening to his every word."

    OMG....how SWEET! I wish I could have been there to witness that! It sounds like Benjamin is gonna be a "lady killer!"

    Thanks so much for sharing your day with us, buddy! Really enjoyed this post!

    Say Hi to Miss Cindy for me!

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    1. Hey Ron, I about died laughing when he said that Ha Ha, and to make it worse he carried it on all day long every time we saw an ape, I think Randy got a bigger kick out of it than he let on :)

      Lordy he reminded me so much of his Dad when he was talking to this little girl, I see Tim is going to pay for his raising as they say Ha Ha

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  6. You certainly are grandpa! Sad thing is, that day will get here before you know it! (just like it did with our own kids)

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    1. Yes Mam, that day will come soon enough, it seems like yesterday I was having a long talk with his Dad, now the next generation is with us :^)

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  7. A very cute little guy and a cute story as well. He's going to be a character...
    My grandson just turned three. About a month ago we watched in amazement and amusement as he clearly flirted with a little girl he just met.

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    1. Hey Pat, You are right about that my Friend, isn't it amazing to sit back and watch these little flirt and make friends, among other things Ha Ha, I see you and I comparing notes on this subject for a while.

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  8. Jed Clampett said that alot in regards to Jethro, but I'm pretty sure Benjamin was just aping his grandpa when he leaned on his elbow and decided to enthrall the little lady.

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  9. I always loved it when Jed Clampett said this, I have a feeling there will be many talks on the subject of little girls before it's over, You know I'm going to be in charge of giving Tim pointers Ha Ha

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  10. Unlike Jed and Jethro, you may learn something from that little stud!

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    1. Welcome aboard Joe, Glad to have you join us, Yes Sir I have a feeling this little guy is going to teach us a whole lot.

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  11. Cutest kid ever!!!!! I miss having younger grandkids. We can learn so much from them and their joy is contagious. Thanks for sharing and - "Shhh, Uncle Randy is sleeping."

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    1. Good to see you MC, They are sure cute at that age and I have not laughed so much in quite a while as I do when he is around.

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  12. Well, Jimmy, if that little charmer looked my way I would devour him. He is so adorable. Loved the bit about Uncle Randy.... Benjamin will be entertaining you for years to come. By the way, I loved the pictures, especially the one of the giraffe.

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    1. Thank You Valerie, This kid I have a feeling will be entertaining any group he comes into contact with, he does take after his Dad in this respect as Tim always had a knack for making you laugh.

      The animals are amazing, it always seem you never have enough time to fully enjoy the experience of a zoo like this.

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  13. I think the kid got all the good stuff....wit, charm, looks, and he is a natural with the ladies. Gotta love it!! Too cute!

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    1. Hi Angelia, You are right this one has us all wrapped around his little finger, and from the way that little girl was paying attention to him we are all going to be in trouble Ha Ha

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  14. Great photographs. I keep telling my hubby we need to go to the zoo for a photography shoot. Benjamin is adorable!

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    1. Hey SC, Yes you and Dirt Man need to go to the zoo I know you could shoot some amazing pictures.

      I think Benjamin is about the best looking kid I know, but yet I am a bit prejudiced on the subject Ha Ha

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  15. I love a good zoo, especially when accompanied with little ones! I love the pics - especially with the little girl watching the seals. Enjoy that little cutie, they grow up too fast!

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    1. Hi Abby, You are so right in that they grow up too fast, it seems like he was just born and now he is over two, his Dad is our baby and I remember him being just a little guy.

      The zoo trip was amazing and with Benjamin along just made it more so.

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  16. LOL...aren't they the best!! Grandkids...we should of had them first...they are so much fun!!!

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    1. Amen to that one Bev, having them first would have been the way to go Ha Ha

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