When Love is Spelled Z-O-O: Family Fun Friday & Link-up

Lisa Cherry —  March 14, 2013

Zoo Ethan Lydia JosiahBy Lisa Cherry

We were just about the only warm-blooded creatures outside the animal houses at the St. Louis zoo yesterday. Why?

Because it was about 36 degrees outside and breezy, so every other tourist wisely chose the science museum instead.

We had planned to stop off at the zoo on the way to the Tulsa Acquire the Fire event ever since I realized I could drive to the event with all of the kids.

Spring break is great that way. So even when the weather forecasters lowered the expected temperature by 20 degrees, there was no way I could disappoint my six year old, Josiah. For him, the zoo is the best place in the world.

My teens had trouble grasping why I wanted to be cold. However, they rose to the occasion admirably when I explained something about love languages, little boxes of animal crackers, and the fact that they had each had their days of animal longing.

Zoo three by elephantAs I looked around at my van full of blessings, I noted all the other ways that love is spelled to them.....

T-r-a-c-k m-e-e-t

H-a-i-r s-a-l-o-n

L-a-w-n-m-o-w-i-n-g b-u-s-i-n-e-s-s

Finding the keys to my kids' hearts is my job as their mom. With a nostalgic sigh, I realized how their love languages have changed over the years.

How do your kids spell love? How will you be the one to reach into their world and meet them where they are? Are you willing to do those sacrificial things like "zoo trips" for your teens as well as your little ones?  

Please leave me a comment or link up your post.  I’d love to hear from you.

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Gratefully linked to:    Legacy Leaver    Faith Filled Friday

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It’s Family Fun Friday at Frontline Moms.

This is our tradition here at Frontline Moms.  We spend so much of the week unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, that we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

So, we invite you to share in the fun and tell us what fun you've been up to with your family.  My co-host for this link-up is my daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures.  She posted a recipe today for Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken, and there's a giveaway too.

Please leave a comment or link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.  Then check back to see what fun other families have commented or posted about.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories about your family

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