August 14, 2011

Oh baby, the places we go......

3 weeks until school..but who is counting?
I deserve a medal for dealing with my three children for the last 6-7 weeks.
Three children who cannot seem to find a way to occupy themselves unless it means beating the crap out of eachother and calling eachother names I do not wish to say on here.

During the last month and a half I have tried my hardest to find fun things to do for my bratty, rude humans.
So far, the most successful trip has been to Black Creek Pioneer Village.
I am convinced this is because my children are reincarnated men from hundreds of years ago.
They were totally, completely in their element visiting old homes, churches, blacksmith workshops etc
They played longer with the homemade toys than they ever have with any of their store-bought pieces of crap
Me? I just loved the old wooden buildings but thanked my lucky stars that I live in a time with running water and electricity.
Although I have always wanted to dress like this. Kinda.

But, by far, the highlight of the day was walking into the harness maker's shop to find a nice-young-Pioneer-man-guy sitting there waiting for visitors.
I am sure he did not expect two nice-young-Pioneer-wannabe-boys to walk in and basically explain everything to him about harness gear...stuff.
I wish I took a picture of his face when oldest child explained what a "doubletree" is. He even let us know that my boy was the youngest kid he has ever met there in over 20 years to know what it is.
I was a proud Momma.
I am thinking he should apply for a job there like tomorrow.


Foursons said...

My son did something similar at the Houston Space Center. The guide thought he was asking some unknown, random question and Jakob had the answer. The look on his face was priceless. Hahaha

Heatherlyn said...

How cool! Is there anyone who will give your boys riding lessons for like 12 hours a day? That might solve your problems (until they decide that they can ride horses so well that they disappear off into the sunset).

Gigi said...

Sounds like those boys would love a visit to Historic Williamsburg, VA! With a quick pop over visit to Busch Gardens, of course.

That's what we did when my son was about your kids age - he wasn't as interested as yours though but I found it fascinating.