Monday, March 14, 2011

Museumarium and Childrentorium

We visited a Children’s Museum. It was fun. Odd, but fun.

At a miniature Potbelly’s, Alexander waited for his plastic sandwich to come through the pretend oven.

There were also opportunities to try out more prestigious labcoat wearin’ jobs. Like Veterinarian:

“Diagnosis: Way Too Many Bones.”

Alexander even had the opportunity to see what it would be like to be on a daytime talk show. Alexander walked up on stage, sat down with his hands folded, and trusted the interviewer would soon turn and start asking him questions – possibly about his recently released book. Sadly, the interviewer was just a local grandma trying to get her granddaughter to behave. He never even had a chance to talk about his book.

OK, so this seemed like 90% Toddler Career Day. But the museum also reinforced basic scientific principals, such as “water is wet.”

It was a struggle to get Alexander to move past the “Getting Your Children Soaked” exhibit.

There were a few places where I could put Ava down and let her play with other babies. She is quite a social butterfly, and almost downright aggressive in her affections for other babies. For the most part, though, she was confined to the safety of her stroller so she didn’t get trampled by the herds of career-driven toddlers.

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