7:09 PM

Fun Field Trips

When I was little, I loved being around teenagers. Mostly because I admired their really big bangs and pastel sparkly lip gloss. However, there was one young and hip chick that I especially idolized, and it wasn't because she had blue eyeshadow. In fact, to my recollection, she never wore any makeup. She had her ears pierced a WHOLE bunch of times, and she was just super cool. My aunt Romy wore mostly black clothing and, at one point, had a white stripe in her jet black hair. She was gutsy and smart. One Christmas dinner, she declared to her Catholic parents that she no longer prayed because she had converted to Zen Buddhism. If you don't already understand the extreme coolness I am describing here, you never will. So, I will just move on.

Well, Romy turned out to be a super intelligent PhD. A research scientist. Brilliant, strong, and still remarkably hip. Love her. She is also tons of fun and fortunately lives close by in a really fun city with tons to do. So, we decided to take the kids to two fun and educational places last month. I am hoping both her coolness and smartness will rub off on my kids. Keep your fingers crossed, folks.

Fun Field Trip Number One: The Children's Museum

Our next field trip was to the Franklin Institute.

Now, doesn't that look like fun?


Mommyto3K's said...

What a cool time!!!

Lex the mom said...

That looks like such a rad time! What is it your boy is crawling through at the Franklin Institute? I wish I'd have had someone cool like your Romy to look up to! I did not, but Romy sounds like a fab person all the way around!

Psst - I've tagged you! If you'd like to participate, check it out on my blog! I'd like to know a little more about you, if you'll do it! :) I haven't checked if you've been tagged yet, but I will do that! Thanks!

MrsWhimsy said...

lex- He is crawling through an artery or something. I am not sure he realized it was an artery, but I think he will be smarter for it anyway. And yes, Romy is Fab for sure.

Thanks for tagging me. What fun!

RomBug said...

WOW! Do I feel special or what! I love being called gutsy and smart. Thanks Nat! I loved having my hair different colors; MeeMaw and PopPop - well, not so much. The thing about Zen rocked them a bit too; MeeMaw said something along the lines of "don't be ridiculous." In essence she was right - in my life I've only skimmed the surface of understanding any religion, much less one so deep and timeless. Well, some of the stuff I did learn came in handy :)

I copied the pic of me with the Dark Side and sent it to loads of friends. They loved it, especially as I included in the email the fact that Vader copped a feel.

Love you!