Sunday, June 14, 2009

Night at the Museum

I must admit that one of the things I have missed living away from our large USA city is access to museums. So Youngest Son decided to create a Museum with his Oldest Brother assisting.









After paying and receiving our tickets (remember this is Youngest Son who always has an angle) we entered as Oldest Son played the primary tour guide and Youngest Son providing color when needed.

We stepped onto the Dora Carpet to view the first set of exhibits. Just a sampling of the sights: a magic shell, Native American Indian paper, arrowheads found in a battlefield in India, a diamond owl with cameras in its eyes for security, ancient money from Korea, ....

Jewels from China (above)








Yes THAT is King Arthur's Crown! (above)









All museums have an exhibit where you are “Allowed to Touch” – here is our opportunity. (above)

The Warrior and Ninja exhibits were the Grand Finale. Notice the professional use of scotch tape and duct tape to display the artifacts. (above)
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So many reasons for Moving Kids to Mexico for 1 year. One was to allow our kids time to be kids. Imagination and the time to use it is a wondrous gift …

11 comments:

Nancy said...

This is so wonderful! When my kids were young we didn't own a tv and reading and playing games and imagining things were their whole day. I love that your kids are really getting to experience being kids.

Refried Dreamer said...

How creative!

~I have noticed that too...kids can be kids in Mexico.

Steve Cotton said...

Wow! That took me back. When Darrel and I were about that age, we put on a circus for the neighborhood. Some of those exhibits would have gone well in our side show. Please tell the boys I was very impressed with their museum. Good show, indeed!

Julie said...

I LOVE the scotch-taped ninja display. Impressive indeed!! All they are missing now is a fort made of couch cushions... ;)

Amanda said...

This was great, thanks for sharing. I love the tape. ;)

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

that is great! I love the museum!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

N - It is one of the joys of parenting to see them come up with this stuff. Although clean up was no so great ...

RD - They just have more time to hang out in Mexico

SC - Yes I can so see you with your brother!

J - LOL - yes you are so right!

A - I got a particular bit of amusement when I saw how they had used the tape - crack me up!

LL - It was actually the highlight of our weekend!

Rosas Clan in Tulum said...

How much fun. Your kids are so creative. I love having my kids here. We were going to move to Mexico when my daughter was 8 and my son 7 but I love having them here at 4 and 5. Mexico has such a better attitude towards kids.

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff. Your husband and I used Hot Wheels and Legos to entertain ourselves when we were younger and did not have Xbox or Wii or TV to use. Oh yeah, we played chess and marbles too. He cheated most of the time.

Uncle John

CancunCanuck said...

Love this post, thanks for sharing your family's creativity with us! Your boys are so cool. :)

And the entry fee was a bargain.

Carlos Ponce-Melendez said...

Pleease post the hours of operation of the museum and the price of the tickets.