Last Saturday, we took a family trip to the zoo. In the “Creature Encounters” area, one of the animals we could get close to was a kookaburra. “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree” is one of the songs that I grew up singing and I’ve taught it to Ellie.
The last line of the song says, “laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra, gay your life must be.” The volunteer holding the bird was able to get the kookaburra to make its call for us and it was one of the most fascinating strings of sounds I’ve heard come out of a bird. It really sounded like laughing! I have all the more love for the song now!
And in other news, we also had fun watching the penguins!