Just an update on the whole Zoo debacle:
For the past 11 days, while there have been (of course) a few hiccups, my girl has gone to bed without a fight! Every night, I give her a warning that it's almost bedtime. Then I tell her it's bedtime. Then when we get to her room, we sit down and recite the bedtime rules - which are: 1. Stay in bed. 2. Keep lights off. 3. Keep door closed.
And so... thank god... my little angel will be boarding the big yellow bus off to the Zoo tomorrow morning!
(Although... maybe I shouldn't have written this til her butt was safely on the bus; one more sleep to go!)