My trio and I are doing our best to squeeze every last drop out of our Summer vacation. Monday we went to the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park with my dear old friend Emily and her children.
Today we took a day trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee to enjoy the Creative Discovery Children's Museum.
My kiddos had a fabulous time enjoying all of the hands on activities and the opportunities for dress up.
The most memorable part of our day happened shortly before we left. There was an 'animal encounter' opportunity with a corn snake. I think I have made my disdain for serpents very clear. K, however, is a complete dare devil who loves ALL living creatures. She went to pet the snake and before I knew it, she was posing like this....UGH!As I was watching her and trying not to freak out, the boys were within a few yards enjoying other exhibits. Suddenly I heard an ear piercing alarm coming from directly behind me. As everyone in the museum started to look panicked, I spun around to snag my sons.
Standing 5 feet behind me was my P holding the clear box that covers the wall mounted fire alarm with a look of absolute terror in his face. I grabbed the box from him and tried to replace it on the wall while the nearest museum employee (with the snake now firmly wrapped around herself) came flying towards me.
P was completely freaking out. The combination of shock, fear, embarrassment and noise was more than his little heart could take. Mercifully, the alarm was shut off within about 30 seconds. The building was, fortunately, not evacuated and P settled down.
But I ask you...who thinks it is a good idea to build a children's museum exhibit along the wall like this?
After an entire day of hands on learning, a bright red box that says "Pull" is a bit tempting, no?
I think he learned his lesson...and we are, indeed, sending Summer out with a bang!