My Life Parenting

Hello, Hello, Hello!

(Title to be read in your best RuPaul voice.) Good Monday to you!

We had a crew of painters here all last week. They finished on Friday and I am loving the changes. Between my two rooms for my One Room Challenge, the bedroom is 90% finished. To be fair, it was probably already 70% finished going into it, but it feels really good to have it looking like I’ve envisioned for so long. The den is maybe 40% there, but even that feels better than before. I’ll have plans to share with you this Wednesday.

In other news, we went to The Field Museum over spring break. The kids were into it, and I left feeling inspired in a way I hadn’t expected. I’m not sure it’s going to lead to a literal translation (taxidermy, gems, and mummies?), but the ideas are swirling and melding with things that were already on my mind (hey there, beetles). And the details in the architecture! Lovely, lovely.

The Field Museum, Chicago

Things are good all around. Calvin and I are Motherboy-ing it up, as per usual. We have co-written a call and response song together! “Calvin! Mama! Calvin! Mama!” I really ought to break out the ukulele and hit the recording studio (a.k.a. Snapchat).

p.s. Natural history museums are losing funding and fighting to attract new visitors. We’re lucky to have a world-class destination like The Field Museum in our own city. How’s that for an end to the random update of a blog post? Go visit a museum!

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  • Heather
    April 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    That photo is darling! I love Eleanor’s hair and random update posts are fun. :)

  • Allison F
    April 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    We went to the Milwaukee Public Museum to see the Dino exhibit and ended up spending 3+ hours wandering all over. It was awesome and I was inspired as well.

  • Debra
    April 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    The Field is the best! Did you know that they have member nights where you can go behind the scenes and see cool stuff not currently on exhibit? And you were able to watch the scientists work in the lab. The night we went there were huge dinosaur puppets that walked among the members…too cool! Best museum value ever! Their school visit programs are awesome (we used them for our summer reading program). If you have kids, food choices are nice, too. Like I said, the Field is the best!

  • infinitequery
    April 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    the children are,as usual,Darling and I love museums.we have The Virginia Museum of fine Arts and although not a museum we love Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Just Beautiful even at Christmas when they do a great light display.

  • Sarah
    April 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Love that photo. Museum’s not bad, either.

  • Lidia
    April 12, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I loved the Field museum – actually all of Chicago! I live up north (Canada) but love visiting – have you been to Alinea? My husband and I are fans!

  • erin @ thh
    April 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I am familiar with that particular call-and-response song pattern, except ours goes Mama, Anselm, Mama, Anselm. ;)