Wednesday, February 4, 2009

American History Museum


Monday I took the boys to the newly opened and newly remodeled Museum of American History. After the fact I was approached by someone who casually remarked how brave I was to venture downtown with my two little hellions (my words, not hers) alone. At first I was flattered by this compliment but then I remembered that I venture out alone with my children because one, I have no friends, and two I 'm stupid. Yes, you all have my permission to feel very sorry for me, so sorry that you all come visit.


Anyway, the museum was great. It is full of lots of hands on activities for kids, therefore we only saw about half of it on Monday. The boys were so engrossed in the children's activities I didn't dare pry them away to view the First Ladies' dresses, Lincoln's death mask, or Dorothy's ruby slippers. Maybe another time. We only experienced a few traumatic moments. First, Nash took his pants off. Not only was he half naked he also mysteriously hid his pants, but I eventually found them. Then when we stopped for lunch he spilled a glass of milk all over himself and then proceeded to grab Atley's drink and pour it into the heater vent. When the milk made a sizzling sound Atley of course attempted the same maneuver but was stopped short by his maniacal mother. Finally, when viewing the transportation part of the museum, one of the big locomotives on display whistled a little too loudly for Nash's taste and he took off like Carl Lewis for the exit. This was our cue that our day at the museum had come to an end. I suspect the curators were happy to see us go!

6 comments:

Shelby said...

We have been meaning to check out the museum since it reopened but haven't made it yet. You've inspired me to put it at the top of my list.

The King Family said...

You are a brave one. I hate going to Wal-Mart with my two boys and they are younger than yours. I do wish that we had more neat things like that out here to take Conner to.

April said...

I was just telling Rick that I'd like to go to DC and check out all the cool historical sites and museums. We may have to take you up on your offer sometime. That being said, I would agree that you are brave venturing out with the two boys...it's a lot of work to keep active boys out of trouble! They are lucky to have such a great mom who teaches them and spends so much time taking them to cool places!

Roscoe and Daisy said...

Awesome! YOu are brave though- but at least your just don't sit around your house all the time depresssed because you don't have any friends!:) Those boys are going to be so educated on America's history living in DC!

G&G said...

Sounds great, Jeff and Britt were thinking of coming this weekend but Jeff couldn't get his people lined up to visit. You may get them soon. When and where are you moving?

1215613210s17744 said...

Thanks for blogging about your recent visit to the National Museum of American History. I wanted to let you know that I featured your post on the "O Say Can You See" blog:
http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/

Dana Allen-Greil
National Museum of American History