There is just something about farm animals that will make children lower their guard a bit. On a recent trip to the farm, Simone and Nadia fed goats, played with chicks and bunnies and even rode a pony. (Yes, there was a lot of handwashing.) Sometimes parents have to provide their children with experiences even when one of those parents finds the whole experience, well, to use a child’s word, yucky. I am happy to report no animals were harmed during our trip.