Today we took a little field trip to the University of Michigan Natural History Museum in Ann Arbor (on U of M's campus)...aka..the "dinosaur museum". Tanner and Logan are hugely into dinosaurs right now...especially Tanner. They know every name and characteristic...and are always on the computer wanting me to read them facts about dinosaurs (not my favorite past-time, but I'm trying to be excited about their interests:) Anyways, at the museum the boys loved going around and looking at all the displays and bones...and for the first time ever, they actually wanted me to go around and read all the information and captions. We learned about Michigan wildlife, Michigan's Indians, Space, and much more...I always feel like a better mom when we do educational things (makes up for all the Nickelodeon they tend to watch in the winter months:) All in all it was a good trip...except for a few minor mishaps...
First...Preston broke my sunglasses. He was starting to get restless so I gave him my sunglasses to play with. About two seconds later I heard a snap...and found he has broken off one side of the glasses:( My only favorite and only pair:(
Second, Mallory took off her socks and lost them somewhere in the museum. I tried re-tracing my steps...but couldn't find them. Needless to say, I got some nasty looks from strangers as I pushed the stroller several blocks back to our van in the FREEZING cold with Mallory having bare feet!
Lastly, I went to leave the parking structure, and the attendant asked for my parking validation from the School of Dentistry. When I told him I was here for the museum, he prompty informed me that this lot was only for patients coming to the school of dentistry and if I didn't have a parking validation then I had to pay a $25fee in addition to the hourly rate! I tried to fight it, complain, apologize, whine, ask for the manager and so on...but it all came down to the fact that I made a mistake...I didn't pay close enough attention to the sign, and now I had to pay! So it was $28 for our little museum adventure. Ironically, one of the reasons I picked that museum was because it was FREE!...guess it wasn't today!...drats!
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