Wednesday, January 28, 2009
In the Field
Entertaining children is a little bit like the Indiana Jones version of archeology. We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot. And as Indiana Jones once said in one of his many movies, the continuos reel in my head says, "I don't know. I'm making this up as I go."
Today we found some interesting hats in the costume box and went out looking for adventure. The original idea was to drive by the Governor's Mansion -- which we did. But I could instantly tell the boys would have no interest in going in, so we swung by the Museum of Nature and Science.
Our fate lead us to an IMAX movie about dinosaurs. We've been to movies before. Movies made for children. Usually the boys fidget and have a hard time making it through the entire show. This movie was not made for children. My kids were fixated on the screen. Didn't move. There was a lot of gasping and ahhing as dinosaurs struggled an died in lifelike animation on a screen 40 feet high. But no complaints.
Many people stopped them in the museum and asked them about their hats. They were unfazed and frankly answered, "I'm Indiana Jones." Well, duh. Why do people even ask?
Also, can I make a suggestion? Try driving around with Indiana Jones soundtrack playing. Changes your driving. Trust me.
PS -- If you're my friend on facebook you can watch a video of the boys singing the soundtrack in the car. (And NO, mom and dad, you cannot be my friends on facebook. That would be weird.)