We visited this place today; the last time we went was this past summer. The kids had a lot of fun, but I think E was more excited to stop at Target on the way home and pick out a new Star Wars Lego. He's been earning $1 for staying in his own bed at night and not calling for Mommy to sleep with him. He gets three calling tickets when he goes to bed and each time he calls for Mommy or Daddy he has to give us a ticket. If he has one left over in the morning, he earns $1. It has worked like a charm and I must say I think he's quite proud of his accomplishment...and Mommy is very happy to be sleeping in her own bed for a full night's sleep...ahhhhhh. E has earned them all week, so off to store today to cash in his reward.
Anyway, here are some picture from the less preferred (in the eyes of E) activity of the day.
I seemed to get some looks from other mothers at the museum who were painting their children's faces oh so cute with lovely decorations like hearts and stars. My kids preferred to paint their own faces...what can I say?
We washed off the face paint before leaving the museum, but the fabulous green hue it created was still there. I think some of the shoppers at Target may have thought the kids were just not feeling too well.
On the way to the museum I spotted an outdoor skating rink; we may have to check that out before the weekend is over.
and for all those moms giving me the "look"...
"Children are universally seen as being pretty creative, whilst us adults struggle to recall how we did it, all those years ago. If we can learn from them, if we can regain their open wonder and talent, what new ideas we could bring into the world!"
"Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence."