I don’t normally wear a one-stop-shop outfit. But you guys, it was the perfect Easter outfit. Especially considering I had already purchased the boys’ shirts and sweaters. Plus, they were the real hit of the day.
Their sweater vests and button up shirts are from Crazy 8. Their pants hail from Kmart, which yes, remains my secret weapon, even for boys’ clothes.
We actually got up, dressed and made it to our church for early service today. The service moved me in all the right ways, and I felt pleased that I made the decision to stay home long enough to make it to early church before heading to The Farm to celebrate the holiday with my side of the family. The rest of our day was loud and boisterous and crazy and wonderful; all things we expect and love when it comes to holidays with my family.
Two years ago for Christmas, BigBrother asked for a science kit.
When we go to things like fairs or amusement parks, LittleBrother can be seen watching the stuff that makes the rides work; gears and bolts and things I’d rather not think about, especially if we’re at a temporary, pick-it-up-and-move-it-somewhere-else type of fair.
In short, my two boys love science and math and all that jazz. This is perplexing to me, the words and art and music mom. I mean, I like science if we’re talking about how to make my flowers grow better in our garden and watching baby birds hatch and chasing butterflies and long walks in nature. I like math if we’re talking about how to get more money into my bank account and a teeny bit but not a lot of music theory. But otherwise, give me words and photography and paint brushes and triplets — not the baby kind — and I am a happy camper.
However, I’m also a happy camper when my kids are happy campers. So math and science it is, at COSI, on a regular basis.
When I told the boys we were going to see Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, they both informed me that butterflies were “for girls.” Nothing pushes my buttons more than a “this thing is for girls and this thing is for boys” kind of argument, which I pointed out to our younger son who happens to love My Little Pony. I assured them that the movie was not for girls and that they would like it, thankyouverymuch. I don’t think they believed me, but happily accepted some popcorn, lemonade and 3D glasses. When the lights went down, I’m sure they still thought that they were right and I was wrong.
But, shocker, I was right and they were wrong. BOOYAH.
I loved the movie for many reasons. Despite my preference of words to science experiments, I have always had an infatuation with butterflies. The boys loved it as well; watching the caterpillars eat their way out of the chrysalis, especially since they look so funny at first, fascinated the two brothers. I must admit to requiring a fix of my eye makeup after the movie ended; watching a man and wife’s life work see completion made my waterworks flow. I know, I know; I’m such a crier.
This movie was actually their first experience with the Giant Screen Theater at COSI. Neither apparently have my issues with heights or vertigo, which makes me happy for them. Despite the movie being in 3D and the whole height/vertigo thing, I also didn’t have any issues. Maybe shedding tears helps keep my feet grounded. Or something.
The boys already asked when we are heading back to COSI. My answer, of course, is soon. A happy day with happy boys makes a happy mom.
And you can go soon too.
I am giving away two packs of four tickets for admission and movie passes.
Here’s how to enter:
Mandatory entry: Comment below with whether you have been to COSI before and what your favorite (or your kids’ favorite) exhibit is/was.
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Giveaway is open until Saturday, April 13th at 12 PM (noon) EDT. Two random winners will be chosen and contacted by email for their shipping addresses. Tickets will be mailed to winners on Monday, April 15, 2013 (tax day!). Tickets for COSI admission and movie passes are good through May 31, 2013. Not sure your kids are the ready for COSI? Check out our photos from last summer and rest assured there’s something for everyone.