Recently a friend and I were talking about how we had neglected our younger children in that we had never taken them to the zoo. Sometimes in a large family when you have done something several times you just assume everyone has been in on it; but, we had not been to the zoo since Emily was a baby. To assail our guilt we took a day for a zoo trip. The kids were ecstatic and had a great time (which didn't do much to help my guilt!)
Grace was enthralled with the petting part of the zoo. Matthew was not. He stood by the gate with his shirt up over his face proclaiming very loudly how bad it smelled and that he was in no way going in. I don't think being a farmer is in his future.
The teenagers seem to always find some way to amuse themselves.