Drew had Sunday off, and we wanted to do something fun as a family. Mary suggested going to the Art Center to see the American Gothic paiting by Grant Wood.
Little did we know how packed it was going to be on a Sunday afternoon. After circling for a parking spot, we found one and headed in. We had to wait in line for about 15 minutes to see the painting. It was pretty cool and so neat to see all of the detail in person. After that we just wandered around the rest of the Art Center. I haven't been there since I was a kid and it was cool to see all of the new art work and the same things that were there when I was a kid.
Can I just say, that the Art Center is probably not the best place for a 2-year old. Jules was getting pretty antsy and was told a number of times by the "guards" to stop leaning in and touching things. And by things, I mean the wire (that is at her level) that protects you from touching the paintings. Not once did she touch any actual art, but they were on high-alert with us around. I think in one gallery we actually had someone follow us around. We didn't stay long for fear they would drag Jules out of there for acting too much like a 2-year old!
Anyway, as we were going through one gallery, Julianna starts saying:
Jules - "Hey, look, look!"
Drew - "What honey, what do you see?"
Jules (with her hand out to stop him) - "No, daddy, I am not talking to you, I am talking to Mary."
"Mary, look, look."
Mary - "What Jules?"
Jules (as she is laughing hysterically and pointing) - "Look Mary, that man is NAKED!"
She was looking at one of the sculptures (she spotted it as soon as we walked in) and was thinking it was hilarious that there was a naked man just standing there. All she could see was the backside (thank God) and we diverted her from the front, but she kept yelling, laughing and pointing "HE IS NAKED, THAT MAN IS NAKED!"
I tried not to laugh, but you know how it is when you aren't suppose to laugh - it just makes you want to laugh all the more. So I had to get myself and her out of there, or it was going to get out of control.
Traditions...old and new!
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