Yesterday afternoon I asked Angelica to come an hour early so I could take Jack and Ben to the Children’s Museum. They were both off school for Lincoln’s birthday.
I loved the idea of Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard. Everyone always jokes how kids like the cardboard box that the gifts come in better than the gifts themselves, so why not a exhibit full of cardboard boxes? It’s very clever.
I loved the way you could draw on, cut, break down or build up anything in the room. The possibilities were mind blowing. Jack and Ben spent a lot of time crawling in cardboard linked forts, zooming the wooden cars up and down cardboard ramps, coloring, cutting and taping.
We also checked out the Tinkering Lab. I wasn’t sure what to make of this. My first thought, which proves I’ve been married to a lawyer for some time now, was – LAWSUIT! Hammers, nails, sharp saws all open and available for kids to play with? It’s a mother’s worst nightmare. I set Ben to work on the chalkboard walls. That kept him busy for about 10 minutes while I carefully supervised Jack’s stressful hammering. But Ben wanted to hammer too! I was able to hammer lightly with his hand on the hammer, then distracted him with wood, corks and some glue. Finally I suggested we get the hell out of there.Pin It