Sleeping with the sharks

Every few months, Ripley’s Aquarium has a “Sleeping with the Sharks” overnight trip. What they don’t tell you, however, is that there is generally very little sleeping (but lots of sharks).

Devon has been looking forward to the sharks for weeks. “Are we sleeping with the sharks today?” he asked every morning he woke up. Last Saturday we packed all our camping gear and finally headed over to Toronto.

The sleepover was well organized: Devon got to do arts, see what the animals eat, have snacks, and snuggle for a bedtime story. Of course, he also got to run around the shark tunnel and spend hours driving a pretend submarine. Sleeping under the water with sharks circling above was definitely a unique experience, despite the lack of sleeping:

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