This week Elli is in pet camp. I assumed that pet camp was mostly going to be exciting for her but wouldn't actually be all that interesting. I had visions of dog training, petting ferrets, and getting to see an exotic bird or two. It turns out they brought in a fracking lion to show to the kids.
A tame lion, and one which presumably is extremely tightly controlled, but still. And a kangaroo. And lots of parrots! It turns out the world is full of all kinds of awesome experiences for kids and I drastically underestimate the coolness of what adults who aren't me do to entertain children. I mean, when I entertain Elli we draw chalk pictures on the sidewalk or read or wrestle but I sure don't bring in lions or kangaroos. I also don't support such a huge variety of random art projects and other great stuff.
I could say that I drop Elli off at camp because having her all day all summer would make me go insane. Saying so would even be true. More to the point though I drop her off at camp because they do this whole 'entertain the small person' gig better than I do!