Watch snooki share the tale of her ‘jersey shore’ arrest with her son

Who needs lullabies or fairy tales when you can delight your child with tales of your own misdemeanors?

While Jenni and Roger were busy introducing their new bundle of joy Meilani to the world on tonight’s “Snooki & JWOWW” episode, Snooki and her beloved Jionni took their son Lorenzo to the local zoo. The little guy couldn’t get enough of the place’s monkeys and laughed each time exotic birds pecked at his parents’ boxes of popcorn. But what really got him going was the recounting of his mother’s infamous “Jersey Shore” arrest — and how it led her to part-time employment at the very park she, Jionni and Lorenzo were exploring.

Evidently, after the “I’m a f***ing good person” apprehension, Nicole got slapped by the law in the form of community service hours that she completed by cleaning cages at the Popcorn Zoo. And when her previous boss, General Manager John Bergmann, spotted her during her family outing, she had no choice but to come clean to her son. “Lorenzo — Mommy, one time, got in trouble with the police,” she begrudgingly shares in the video below as Lorenzo marvels at a white tiger. “And she had to come here and do community service.” Hey, honesty is a virtue, and we give credit to Nicole for spilling her guts. Hopefully ‘Enzo will learn from her mistake!

Check out the clip, and tune in to an all new “Snooki & JWOWW” episode next Wednesday night at 10e/7p!