Sunday, August 11, 2013

Back to School with Buddy


The current phase of obsession for Jared right now is dinosaurs (not really news, I know); and since he likes them, Annabelle likes them.  One of the kids' favorite shows, and probably one of the reasons he started to like Dinosaurs is {Dinosaur Train}.  Just in case you don't know, it's a preschool show on PBS that follows a family of Pternandons (and one t-rex) as they meet all different kinds of dinosaurs.  How do they do this, you ask?  On a time-traveling train, of course!

When you suspend your disbelief for a just a few seconds, you'll see it's a fun show.  Anyway, one of the main characters (arguably the main character) is Buddy the T-Rex.  Yesterday he was in town, and since we met Daniel for Annabelle {last week}, Jared REALLY wanted to meet Buddy.

Not only was Buddy in town, he was downtown.  We weren't really sure we wanted to fight the crazy downtown crowds, but Jared wouldn't stop talking about the chance to meet Buddy.  And since he's getting ready to go to school, we decided to go.  So, we left really early (everyone, including Uncle Zakie) to brave the crowds and meet the hypothesis-testing dinosaur.

He happened to be at the Children's Museum, which normally has a price tag to get in, but because of the Buddy event, it was free.  Free meant the line to get in was long--- even if you arrive right on time.  So, we waited in the hot sun for an hour while the line widdled away.  We were almost in the building, when one of the workers came out and said they couldn't guarantee Buddy would still be there when we got in.

We prepped Jared, just in case, and as soon as we got in the building, we beelined for Buddy.  It was a good thing we did because we were one of the last people to get in line.  Seriously, there was a girl two families back in line telling others that Buddy would be done for the day.  Once it came time to meet him, Jared, like always, froze.  Only this time, he actually posed and gave him a high-five at the end.

Since we had free admission to the museum, we let the kids explore for little bit before we left; they really like the air-flow exhibit.  Annabelle wanted to carry all of the balls home with her.  It was nice to be able to go to the museum without having to pay, and all of the waiting was worth it for a little high-five.

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