About a week ago I decided we needed to break out of our routine and do something fun and different.
When you're homeschooling, the term used for that is a "Field Trip."
The local children's museum was having a Curious George exhibit, and we decided to go first thing Friday morning.
I printed out directions. I packed a lunch. I got the kids excited.
Then on Friday morning, Robert said, "I just realized ... it's flu season ... the children's musuem is going to be a huge germfest. I don't think you should go."
And so much sobbing and shrieking and sulking and angry faces were heard and seen over breakfast.
However, I had a Good Mom Moment, and was able to think on my feet and come up with a Plan B:
We would visit the World of Coca-Cola Museum.
Even better -- we would ride MARTA to get there!
It turned out to be quite fun. Embarrassingly, I have only ridden MARTA once or twice before, and I rarely go downtown, so it was an experience for me as well. We arrived at one station, and then went home via a different station, so we got to pretend we were City People and did a fair amount of walking. We ate our lunch in the Olympic Park, near the fountain. It was fun.
Oh yeah, and then there was the Coke Museum ...
It was not bad. The kids enjoyed things like seeing the Coke Bear, the 4-D movie (well, it scared Benjamin, but the girls liked it), and the gift shop ... oh, and of course tasting all the different Cokes.
My favorite part (what a surprise) was watching all the commercials. Rebecca eventually -- and literally -- dragged me out of there.
And when flu season is over, we'll make plans to go to the children's museum.