Monday, July 31, 2006

Can you tell me how to get...

Last weekend we took Sam and Mac to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). You're probably thinking, "There's nothing a 2-year-old loves more than some good ol' science and industry.... and you'd be right you sarcastic shit... except that MOSI just happened to be hosting a traveling exhibit on Sesame Street. Hah!

The exhibit was all about "The Body," with interactive displays featuring the Sesame Street characters. From what I saw, most of the interaction involved small children running from exhibit to exhibit, punching, stabbing and slapping anything that was within their stubby little arms reach in what can only be described as the world's largest game of whack-a-mole.

There was a little obstacle course for the kids to navigate, although no one did. It was more like a demolition derby of 3-year-old's than a science exhibit. Of course, despite the signs that said, "No Shoes," many parents decided to let their bigfoot-like toddlers stomp around the course like Godzilla with three shots of tequila and a poor sense of direction, endangering all the other children who were cursed with parents who are concerned for the health and welfare of children everywhere, in particular, the ones in the same room. I hate those Godzilla parents, I really do.

Sam seemed to enjoy the day and threw a fit when we had to leave. I'm sure she was upset over having to go home but I like to think she was really mad because she discovered how much the little outing cost her parents. You see, at MOSI, you can't just buy a ticket to one thing. Noooo, that would be too fair. Instead, you have to get a ticket to the whole place, including an IMAX movie. So, it costs us about $60 to spend two hours jumping around the sesame street obstacle course, which is almost identical to the play area at the mall two miles from our house.

There was one funny thing, though. Right when you walk into the exhibit, they had a little mock up of a few houses that looked like Sesame Street. In front of one of the house's was Oscar's trash can. It was sealed shut but they had mounted a speaker inside and it made it seem like there was activity inside the can, including the sound of an elephant. Sam thought that was the coolest thing in the world. The whole time we were there she kept running back to the can and pointing, shouting, "Look! Oscar and an elephant!" She wouldn't get closer than three feet from the thing, probably as a safety precaution should the elephant suddenly emerge, but she was perfectly happy standing and pointing all day.


Sagnuts said...

I love kids, they are very cute and sometimes say funny things....BUT PLEASE, do more stories about hard nipples and "xxxx". And more stuff on the Special Olympics. This is what your readers want!

9:09 PM  
Booray said...

By "readers" you men "you," right? I mean, you're the only one who reads this thing anyway...

11:08 PM  

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