So Boston. Tim and his friend Dan organized an incredible day out, where teams of two were given rubber ducks and told to run around the city photographing said duck at various landmarks and in various situations. The only real caveat was that you were forbidden to pay admission to any place, and several places required photographs in the science museum, the aquarium, etc.
Who's got two thumbs (and a duck) and talked her way into the planetarium, the Omni theater (but the picture didn't work out) AND the aquarium? AND got her duck to successfully order a green beer at a bar with line out the door?
|Quack, quack, yo, I'm in the planetarium.|
Also, it was St. Patrick's Day, and that means Boston was full of crazy drunk people, and crazy drunk people are absolutely willing to be in crazy fun scavenger hunt photos. Kiss the duck? Sure! Let my duck pretend to bum a cigarette off you? Why not!
Also, the next time my kids try to talk me into something crazy, I will have to remind myself they come by it honestly enough.
For instance, this morning, as we were pulling into the church parking lot (at 10:15 a.m.), Mary tried this one:
"Mom and Dad, you know what we should do before church? We should get ice cream."
"Mary, no ice cream, we're going to church and it's 10 in the morning. No."
"Okay, we can do it after church, then."
And you know, she almost had me convinced. But that could also be because I'm a sucker for ice cream.
|If I let my duck get green beer (see it, at the bottom?) why wouldn't I get ice cream at 10 a.m.? I ask you!|
"Wanna eat mine jellybeans now."
"Not now, baby, lunch, then naps, then jelly beans."
"After lunch and naps."
So we get home and have lunch and we're getting the girls ready for naps and Mary reminds us about the waiting candy.
"After naps," we remind her.
"But you said after lunch, too, and it's after lunch!" (Or something to this tune.)
I'm going to start saving for law school now. Or at least wait for the year I can team up with Mary on the Boston Duck Safari (they're thinking of making it an annual event!) because I have a feeling then we'll be unstoppable.