This seemed like a great day to go because:
a) I deemed it so, and
b) Our less than enthusiastic teen is gone to Tennessee with her church youth group
A bonus for us was that this museum is located on the campus of the university where I used to work. I just knew my boys would be very happy to see that. After all, it was the reason I moved to this state. I earned my doctorate there. I met fascinating people there. I had my own offices there. WOW!
Here is what I learned yesterday:
1. Even with more space and $$ and visitors, my favorite museum is disjointed and confusing. The problem is that it has now lost its charm.
2. My boys could care less about certain parts of my life.
"Look!" I said, "That's the building where my office was! There's the building where I met the university president! There's the building where I used to teach!"
Then I realized no one really cared. Here is what my boys took away from my trip down memory lane:
- One boy was intrigued about the cultural differences of the city and was loudly expressing his interest.
- Another boy was concerned with the non-functioning fountains.
- The youngest boy was simply sitting down in the middle of the walkway. He was done. Their favorite part of the trip was discovering the student center with all the fast food outlets.
3. That we need a camera with a larger screen so that when one son takes a picture of us, we can actually see that it is a lousy picture before we post it on a blog.