A field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts and blog aversion

March 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I’ve been going through another round of blog aversion. I don’t want to take photos, edit photos, or write anything. It happens. It will pass. I think part of it is that I haven’t been doing that much, at least not at my usual breakneck pace. I’ve been mostly house-bound the past couple of weeks with contractors here. But now all the home repairs are done and I can get back to my usual routine.

I did go on a school field trip last week with Mack’s gifted center and today I forced myself to download and edit the photos, so here you go…

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This was the crew that I was responsible for in my car. This is the crew doing Gangnam-style downtown:

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We went to the Museum of Fine Arts, which somehow I have never visited in my almost 20 years in St. Pete.

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Here is the crew pretending to be gargoyles:

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Since this was a “boy” thing, I wore my valentine’s gift…an Origami Owl locket.

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Have you seen these things? So cool. You can get all kinds of different charms to put in them. I have a bunch of different charms, but went with the “family” theme on the field trip since the only reason I go on these things is that I love my boys so much.

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I know that I’m a field trip curmudgeon (and a school volunteer curmudgeon, and maybe just a curmudgeon in general), but this just isn’t really my idea of a good time.

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Yes, the kids are cute and all, but they are also loud and messy and I don’t like being responsible for them.

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But Mack really loves it when I go, so I suck it up occasionally and do it. It helps that I usually have mom friends there, like the other Caroline (with her gorgeous girls).

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I know that I will miss these days when they are gone and that I am really lucky to have the opportunity to attend field trips. I don’t want to seem ungrateful for my fabulous life. I’m just being honest. I’m not a fan of large groups of children. Hats off to teachers and child care providers. Just managing 100 lunches was a logistical nightmare.

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Our docent, bless her heart, was extremely soft spoken and extremely boring.

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The kids were pretty great, though, and did pay attention really well (better than me).

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Their theme in gifted this semester is “ancient cultures”, so the museum tour focused a lot on the ancient art on display.

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My favorite piece on display, however, was this modern 3-D painting:

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Go by bike!

I also really like the classical pieces. I just think the detail and color are so awesome. Plus, there are naked people and even the cherubs must work out.

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After looking at art all the kids were herded into an auditorium where a fantastic lady told several classic moral tales by the ancients such as Aesop’s fables and included some of the children on stage to act them out.

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She was awesome and a big hit with the kids. Afterwards we all went outside to have a picnic in North Straub Park.

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It was a gorgeous day and perfect on the downtown waterfront. The crew had a great time.

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I may not love field trips but I never regret going on one.

So other than that, let’s see what other photos I managed to take…

Friday night the boys and I met up with some of our dear friends who moved to Wisconsin a couple of years ago.

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The boys were all friends since preschool and it’s just crazy how big they are all getting. So great to see you all Cindy!

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I taught my eleven year old son how to blow-dry his long, luxurious hair.

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I photographed my breakfast this morning.

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That is a Whole30 compliant breakfast, but I am not following the Whole30 right now. It just so happens that I think Whole30 breakfasts are the best thing ever. My plan right now is just to avoid grains and added sugar as much as possible. I am eating dairy and beans. We’ll see how it goes.

I took a photo a Fresh Market today for some reason.

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That’s all I got. Back to Bodypump tomorrow since the contractors won’t be here! Maybe I’ll feel inspired to take a photo in the mirror to prove that I was there. We’ll see. Don’t hold your breath.

Cya.