My sister and I decided it would be a great day to take Jackson and Lily to the Museum of Natural History. Apparently thousands of other people had the exact same idea. Go figure. The line wrapped around the museum and the temperature was freezing. As in so freezing I thought I might be standing outside without pants on. Seriously, I had that thought for a second. Did I forget to put pants on this morning? Because my legs would not be this cold if I had pants on. I feel naked cold. Luckily after a brief check I confirmed that I was indeed wearing pants. But alas, this knowledge did not make me any warmer.
Anyway, while we waited in line my sister dreamed of her island home she left to spend Christmas in New York with us.
I'm sure there are some deeper thoughts going on in there, but if I was her, that is what I would have been thinking about at that moment.
You know who doesn't care about being cold and waiting in line?
Lily. That's because there are PEOPLE ALL AROUND. And Oh the people! So much activity! She has to take it all in and drain every last bit of energy from it. Pray for me, people.
Once we finally got inside, we began to defrost. Which if you don't know, means your nose starts dripping like crazy. But we enjoyed the exhibits all the same.
The dinosaur, who according to Lily is "missing his skin" is quite impressive.
The dioramas are amazing and Lily asked me to take a picture of her in front of almost every single one.
And then I overheard her yell, "O my gosh! The animals are DEAD!" After that she requested pictures be taken of the dioramas without her.
And next time she will be bringing her own camera because I really don't want 100 pictures of dead animals taking up my Iphoto space.
The permanent exhibit goes on forever and it is so intriguing. For all ages. Some things you will have to explain to children though. For instance, this woman is not blowing a bubble.
She has a bone lodged in her lip for decoration. And no, you can't do that to yourself.
And, yes, this is a woman from China getting married.
But no, you won't be able to get that same chariot at your wedding one day.
And finally, it appears husbands in Africa lavish gifts upon their wives even after they are married.
But most western-world men have trouble remembering special dates and doing that whole gift thing once you get married. Except for your father. He is one of the smart ones.