Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hands Off Approach to Mothering

Olympia Gorilla does not go in much for discipline.  Here we see her in her typical nonchalant pose.  She is sitting by herself, while her son Apollo has wandered away. He's visiting Jamani and Bomassa and he's ready to cause a little trouble.  She looks up to see what's happening, but that's about all she's likely to do.

Look at Apollo reaching his arm up to Bomassa as his mother looks on.  He's going to get into it! Jamani will be stepping in momentarily if things start to get out of hand, but Olympia will keep her distance. She is not worried about those half-brothers getting a few scratches and scrapes.  I have never seen her intervene.