We went to the A.C. Gilbert Discovery House Children’s Museum, yesterday, with my brother and his family. On the way to Salem, a school bus went by and I couldn’t help but voice a bit of homeschool propoganda…always in the name of helping them appreciate their lot in life, okay? “hey look at those poor kids, off to public school and you get the museum all to yourselves…” Just accentuating the positive, and trying to shore up the plus side in defense against inevitable grumblings on less interesting Wednesdays.
And we did only see 2 or 3 other children in the whole museum, so the cousins got to enjoy the hands-on displays thoroughly. I might have looked around and thought it was a little young for my boys but since I didn’t say that, they didn’t think so, and all three were racing around and having fun. Caleb declared it was the best kids museum we had ever been to!! (and we’ve been to our share, truly). We’ll definitely be going back soon. The playground was incredible, so we’ve decided to wait for a sunny day and bring a picnic lunch and Daddy, and enjoy it all again.
After playing there we headed to my fave scrapbook store. (insert bold-faced lie HERE) I didn’t really want to go. I had to show my sister in law where it was. I only spent $17 to make her more comfortable. ahem.
Finally, we finished the outing with dinner at the boys favorite little gourmet hotspot-Denny’s. full tummies. long drive home. talking together in the dark. lots of thank yous and exhausted boys falling asleep within the hour. a terrific way to spend a drizzly February day!