Geoff and I took all the kids to the Royal Ontario Museum again today. And we just upgraded our membership so now we can bring up to six children and four adults. Perfect. The museum is one of my happy places.
|Little tiny stroller Dalek|
|We had a whole quartet of Daleks|
We headed to the Africa and South America exhibit first, because if we do the history first we're likely to actually do it. If we start in Natural History we never leave. The children were very impatient but I was relentlessly educational, and kept telling them about the artifacts and the countries they were from. I got a tiny bit of interest about the shrunken head, which, I pointed out, was an actual head, shrunken, but aside from that they were fractious and demanding.
|Elephant ivory carving|
|Beadwork from Africa. Can't remember the country|
I really liked this Mexican loom. I want to find someone to come over and work on weaving with me. Although that will probably mean a lot of me screaming. It's still fascinating.
|Fun Mexican outfit. I like the hat|
|Elizabeth and Mesopotamian panel|
|Persian horse tack|
|Model Indian temples in gilt and silver|
|Nat is unimpressed with Persia|
We eventually let the kids go play in the kids' section, and also visited the dinosaurs and had lunch and played with some other children. It was a very good visit. We only had to chase Miriam and bring her back four or five times,
|Me, Mim, and a painted buffalo hide|