August 09, 2012

Butterfly Places Are Fun.....without boys.

Oh, hi there.
Remember I told you I was going to talk about my short road trip to Niagara Falls?
Apparently, I am 93 and have completely lost my memory.
And sanity.
And bladder control.

I blame my children for it all.

During this very short road trip, my mom and I took the brats to the Butterfly Conservatory.
Don't they look excited??????
Not because it was something they were begging to do, but because I enjoy butterflies and was determined to have them all land on my head.
It would totally be worth the price of admission if I could walk around with a pretty blue butterfly resting his/her wings on the top of my frizzy melon, don't ya think?

Knowing my luck though, the things would mistake my frizzy mess of a hairdo for the perfect place to make a home and I wouldn't notice there was an entire family living in there until I got home.
But it would be funny, wouldn't it?7
It didn't happen.
Not one of the buggers landed on any of us, even though we rubbed our fingers with orange slices and stood like idiots with our arms out, waiting.
And the boys hated it.
Every frickin second we were there, I heard "This is boring"
"This is the worst place ever."
"Are we done now?"
"Never bring us here again."
Shall I go on?
But I enjoyed it.
And sometimes us Mommas need to do something that we want to do, even though no one else does.

Its a wonderful place and I highly recommend going.
Just leave your boys at home.
Or promise to let them climb trees after looking at the pretty butterflies.
One tip though........bathe in a scent butterflies enjoy so you can take some home.

Take it easy.
Don't call the Butterfly Police on me.
Do you enjoy butterflies?
Has one ever landed on your head?
What scent do they love so I can bathe in it?

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Foursons said...

Oh my gosh, totally cracking up and so thankful we didn't tag along on this part of your trip. Can you imagine 4 boys together who are ALL bored and ALL whining?! I think we dodged a bullet.

Did Rowdy change his shirt after the boat ride?

Next time I am up that way we need to ditch the kids and go have a long, slow, meal while we chat.

Gigi said...

Beautiful pictures of the butterflies! I can imagine the boys weren't too thrilled about it but oh well. Sometimes a Momma's got to do what a Momma wants to do.

Jill Wellington said...

Oooh! Those butterfly photos are pretty!!!

Catherine L. said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I'm cracking up at "Never bring us here again."

Stacy Uncorked said...

AHAHAHAHAHA! I love that you went anyway because you enjoyed it. I have a feeling Princess Nagger would love it but Little Dude? Not so much. ;) I love butterflies and would like to know what scent to bathe in so they'd land on my head, too. ;) LOVE all the shots! And thanks for the giggle! ;)

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I am Harriet said...

Butterflies really are pretty fascinating.

Have a great Aloha Friday!

Heatherlyn said...

I love butterfly exhibits such as this. They have one at our zoo periodically and it is my absolute favorite!

Elaine A. said...

I've had a few land on me at the indoor butterfly exhibit in TX - so amazing! Your photos are lovely, even the ones of the brats. ;p