While M was away, it was up to me and the other abandoned husbands to find ways to entertain the kids. What could be more entertaining that a trip to the zoo? I think that I find just as much enjoyment at the zoo as Jr. The weather wasn't too bad, the animals were out, and we only had one temper tantrum. I have found that when you are at the zoo, and your kid is throwing a fit about something, threatening to feed them to the grizzly bear if they don't stop, is an effective parenting tool. One thing that I have learned about parenting is that it is all about bribing and threatening.