Sometimes, I get a bee in my bonnet and it stings me on the brain. Suddenly, I cannot continue with my routine, my laundry, my regular comings and goings. I decide that life must have…an ADVENTURE!
The Adventure Bee stung me on a rainy Wednesday and by a rainy Friday I needed a cure. The swelling had turned into a beautiful idea to take all the kids to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see REAL sharks.
Derrick had taken the day off and I had a large supply of granola bars. We were set!
The drive was not fun, but we weren’t expecting it to be fun. By the fourth gas station, I did decide that next time we take a trip, no one gets anything to drink. Ever. Let’s just say that people had to go to the can a lot.
Get it? Can? Cans? Cannery Row?
Just call me John Steinbeck.
Anyway, after the jelly fish, smaller legs decided that a stroller was no place to be when surrounded by such wonders.
Sheldon hoofed it for the rest of the day, leaving me to push around a stroller, three coats, and an overloaded diaper bag. I didn’t mind…too much. His little legs are so cute when he’s trying to escape to the shark exhibit.
Imagine seeing sea creatures for the first time. You probably had big eyes too!
We saw lots of sharks. Quinten was in charge of taking pictures of them, and he took his job very seriously. Photo credit: Quinten-the-three-year-old-who-would-not-let-go-of-the-camera.
Quinten also really enjoyed shooting water at fake fish and boats in a tidal wave exhibit.
I was not with him as Sheldon was more interested in splashing in the kiddie fish pool and drenching himself…so I asked Derrick, “Hey, did you talk about tides and stuff?”…because I am SO into Preschool Education. Did I mention that this month we are supposed to be focusing on Birds?
Yes. But instead we are at a fish place. My curriculum planning ROCKS!
Anyway, Derrick did NOT talk to him about tides or waves or anything like that. Instead he said he was teaching him Physics.
I say it’s better him than me. I do not know anything about Physics really…except now I know that Physics involves an understanding that squirting water at a gate will shut the gate.
Speaking of squirting water, it rained A LOT when we were there.
And, I did not pack umbrellas. C’est la vie.
We still had a great time. There’s something about experiencing things with children that make you see the magic and the wonderful in stuff that was previously taken for granted.
Which reminds me, tonight we are taking the boys to a wedding and I cannot WAIT to hear what Q thinks of it all. You all know his affinity for puffy, fancy, dresses…