Me, my daughter-in-law and the grand baby were all at the Children's Museum today. I haven't been there since my own were of an age to want to go. It was great fun and for a one year old, he did very well despite teething about four teeth at once including two MOLARS for pity sake!!
There were many things that t were interactive and he got to play with them all. One thing was The Water Room. It has a play ship, and a "river" with locks that the children can operate so they might learn the meaning of the word when spoken of in a maritime connotation.
He released the wooden boats several times though he wasn't aware of the consequences or why of what he was doing. No consequence, as he adored playing in the water.
We saw many hats in one of the play rooms where there were puzzles, desks and other items children love. I commented on how creative (I assumed the next part of this sentence) the women who made Some of these things were. I said that particular gene had passed me by and I have never been creative in the usual way we women can be and often are. Oh...I draw, paint and do decorative sewing, or did once upon a time when I had time. But crafts are beyond me. I despaired of that on occasion but my daughter-in-law said "Oh, you have talent. You are a wordsmith." I was very flattered. I asked how she knew--- and she said it was very easy to know as she has read many thing including my blog here as well as Katie's blog along with a few short stories and excerpts I have sent her of some of my work. I never knew she appreciated it and that she knew that was ME in therm. But I do now and I feel very happy to have learned she feels that way. Very complimented as to me that description of me IS a great compliment.
She has gone back through the blog here and read many of my Mother's day and Birthday blogs to my sons and as the words came straight from my inner being, she felt their strength and love. She sees I love my human and my fur children.
Great day today. And they did have some other fascinating things there at the museum as well. A big ol' Underwood old OLD typewriter. old OLD heavy black phones with those cords they used to have. All thick and black and looking like a boa constrictor on a diet!
Here's my little feller....