Monday, January 21, 2008

I have a dream...

I have a dream, and in it, something eats you.

OK, but really, if you've never seen Martin Luther King, Jr. give the whole "I have a dream" speech, you ought to take a look.

This weekend the Things and I went to the Olympic Sculpture Park
(Untitled Abstract by Thing One)

and did a little art class.
(My New Trike by Thing One)

It was about sculpture
(Brown Men Playing Tennis by Thing Two)

and we all had a marvelous time.
(A Boot Not Meant for Walking by Logo™)

The Aged Ps came with and they wandered through the park while we did our class and then we all went to the model train show at the Pacific Science Center.
Being typical grandparents my mom and dad found the little train whistles the Things were given to decorate (and which they LOVED blowing) to be endearing and essential to childhood, unlike the Things' mother (that would be me in case you lost track), who was pretty sure they were gifts from Satan, directly delivered from the pics of hell and wicked by their very nature, objects that should be discarded immediately and probably smashed to bits first.

We also attended a star show at the Science Center's planetarium. The very nice staff member doing the show asked a lot of questions to involve the audience. She asked if anyone had an idea why Ursa Major had such an unusually long and fluffy tail.
Thing Two suggested in an aside, thankfully only heard by one or two people in our immediate vicinity, that perhaps the bear had shoved a racoon up its butt.
Aaaah, it's wonderful to have such creative and verbal children.


Blither said...

You certainly have a way to make people smile. Thanks for the great youtube link.

Love the family art. Such talent.

Breazy said...

LOL!!! At least Thing Two doesn't have a problem with voicing his thoughts. Your children sound like mine, you never know what they are going to come up with and who is going to hear it when they do.

Hope you are having a great day!

lime said...

thanks for the link to the speech. so important.

as for the creatvie things.....i want to come along next time!

Nessa said...

I wonder where Thing Two got his verbal creativity?

You know how to throw a fun day.

Real Live Lesbian said...

LMAO...poor Ursa!

Bsoholic said...

LOL!!! Tis true, a little known fact about Ursa Major!

Awesome sculptures too! Very creative.

The Grunt said...

I wonder if I tasted good.

Ann(ie) said...

I freakin adore happy bunny. ;O) Just saying.

tsduff said...

I like playing with clay. too bad I can't sculpt worth a darn. Nice sculptures.

cathy said...

I'll never look at the sky at night again without thinking about raccoon stuffed butts!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

I agree, Happy Bunny is so very funny.
Why do grandparents torture us by providing our kids with loud obnoxious toys?
Loved Thing's response. "Butt" is Bronwyn's favourite word right now. She'd have been rolling on the floor.

Jocelyn said...

Bahahahaha. I LOVE your Things.

I would take them to the Planetarium any day.

S said...

What? Another post? You are going to have to offline me when this happens!

I know I saw the sculpture pics, and I know you said you was gonna post, but I just plum fergot!

Melliferous Pants said...

Damn! I thought that said, "I have a dream, and in it, something CUTS you."

Still like it, though.

Gawpo said...

You called Gawpo from there!

You called Gawpo from there!


I love that boot.

Oh, and thing two's tennis players are a hoot.

Oh, and thing one's trike is vune-de-BAR.