February 1st, 2013
We were so lucky that Matthew only had to work a few days during Christmas break. After being stuck in the house for so long I was eager to get Asher out for some fun so I arranged a playdate with Charlie on a day Matthew wasn’t around. We threw around a few ideas then settled on walking to the Brooklyn Museum.
The walk alone is part of the fun and the 2 boys scooted the whole way there, stopping for a break at the “snack house” which is what Asher calls the gazebo at the top of the park, a place he frequented with Jackie. Asher has been to tons of museums all over the country but they are usually kid centric, this was his first time at an actual art museum and I really didn’t know what to expect.
THEY LOVED IT
We explained the rules when we got there and all the “no touching, no running, no shouting” we repeated was completely worth it. We did the usual thing we do on these kinds of adventures. See some sights, have some snacks, see more sights. They wanted to go to every floor and asked tons of questions.
If I saw something I thought he’d like I would just stop and say something like “hey Asher, what do you see in the picture” or even “How many boats are in the painting” and it made him stop for a second and actually look at it.
The museum is very cool and has a mix of long standing exhibits and some touring pieces.
They really wanted to touch these hands! Every time we went to a new exhibit we would remind them of the rules and AHHH they were just so well behaved for a couple of 3 year old boys. Please don’t underestimate your kids!
Plus the dancing. The dancing!