Lila and Mia Host ‘The Bidness’ – Round 12

The Business Lila: I’m sure that you read my mom tell you about how we aren’t taking naps anymore. She says we are boycotting naps. But we just don’t need them anymore.


The Business Mia: Yeah, I have a lot of stuff I want to do. Like pull all the clothes out of our drawers. And put all the new diapers in the Diaper Genie. And pull Lila’s hair out.


Lila: And it hurts when she pulls my hair. It hurts a lot. She is mean. But putting diapers in the Diaper Genie is fun. And sometimes I bite her and that’s fun too.

Mia: But we wanted to tell you about when my mom and dad took us to Irvine Park. We got to go see the ducks and ride the train and see the animals in the zoo. They eat pumpkins.

Lila: We went without Tater cuz he had school. So we got to go all alone with mom and dad. That doesn’t happen very often. Usually Tater gets to go to the special places.

Mia: We got to see bears and raccoons and a mountain lion. And we got to feed goats.

bear eating pumpkin at Orange County Zoo racoon eating pumpkin at Orange County Zoo racoon eating pumpkin at Orange County Zoo mountain lion at Orange County Zoo

Lila: Don’t forget the train! We got to go on the choo-choo train. It says “Choo Choo!”

train at Orange County Zoo train at Orange County Zoo

Mia: And Tater still doesn’t know! Mom and dad says it is a secret. I guess that’s what happens when you go to school – people have secrets and fun when you are not at home.

Lila: Uh huh. That’s true. I don’t want to go to school. Nobody should have fun without me.

Mia: I want to go to school. Then I can do whatever I want and Mommy won’t say “NO NO”

Lila: But what if they do secrets without us? I will be mad.

Mia: Then we will just mess stuff up so they know that we know they have secrets!

Lila: Oh! That’s a good plan!

Mia: I know.

Lila: But anyways, the animals were so cute!

Mia: Look! We even have a video!

Lila: It was so much fun! So if you live in Southern California like we do and want to have fun this Saturday, go to the Halloween Zoo-tacular at the Orange County Zoo from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside Irvine Regional Park! The first 100 children ages 12 & under in costume will receive a free gift!

Mia: And they are gonna have crafts and face painting and trick-or-treating and you can watch the animals eat treats and go to a big pumpkin patch!

Lila: But don’t tell Tater what he was missing. He would be SO MAD! Uh oh! I think he’s coming!

Mia: Uh oh! He is! See you later!

Disclosure: I wrote this review after being invited to the Zoo-tacular event at the Orange County Zoo at Irvine Regional Park. We received free admission and parking, as well as tickets to come back again later this year. All opinions expressed are my own…they did not ask me to blog about our experience. However, we have enjoyed Irvine Park for years and will continue to, so I was happy to tell you all about it!


  1. I love those little girls, look at their sweet little faces, you'd never know they were boycotting naps and putting CLEAN DIAPERS in the Diaper Genie. (Oh Mama, I hope you have lots of wine available LOL) That zoo looked liked fun...I'm glad you enjoyed a day like that together....and I'm sending you lots of HUGS.
  2. LoL. Don't tell Tater but I loved reading about your trip. :)
  3. Lila & Mia, your secret's safe with me. Boycotts are no fun for mommies. Maybe if you stop the nap boycott you will have even more fun, secret adventures ;)
  4. How fun! I love these posts, they always make me smile!
  5. So my kids aren't the only kids who find putting stuff in the diaper genie fascinating? Seriously, if I turn my back, stuffed animals, clothes, you name it, are on their way to disappearing.