LP is a big talker. For the most part she is very outgoing and talkative, telling you all sorts of interesting things about herself and life in general. However, she is not quite as adventurous with certain things.
For instance, she loves animals. Actually, she will say that she loves them "from afar." Heaven forbid a dog get too close and she will freak out and cling to you like white on rice. She used to love to visit the animals at Stew Leonard's (as a reminder, our local "world's largest dairy store"). Last summer we would go several times a week to check them out. If a goat would so much as poke its head out of the goat barn she would fake cry and start shouting "UPPY! UPPY!"
A couple of weeks ago, I took the girls to Stew's after school to pick up a few things. It must have been on a Friday because there was a person walking around in a cow costume. The thing looks totally cartoonish and non-threatening. LP, who usually points you in the direction of all of the free samples she wishes to eat that are scattered throughout the store, started freaking out and wanted to leave immediately. We didn't. But...anytime we go to Stew's now she will ask, "Will the cow be there?" We remind her that the man that wears the cow costume doesn't work on Tuesdays/Wednesdays...
Anyway, my parents decided to test the limits of LP's sense of adventure this weekend. They took her to see Sesame Street Live at MSG. When I asked her what her favorite part of the day was, she replied, "Not Elmo!" This is as close as she would get, note all of the empty seats around them. Apparently the ushers kept trying to get them to move up and LP was adamant in her opposition:
The trip also involved a train ride to Manhattan from Ronkonkoma - a pretty long ride. She did loved the train. Note how much she looks like my dad:)