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An Afternoon with Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

Here’s a photo of Little T in the tube.  It was one of the few rides that wasn’t packed, so she had the chance to sit down.

There was a long queue waiting for us when we reached the museum in the afternoon.  It was the half-term break after all.

And as we went in, we were greeted by this rather amazing tunnel, and as you can see from the photo above, little T was mesmerized and walked towards it as if hypnotised.

As the escalator went through the tunnel, it really felt like we were stepping inside a mysterious world.  (Upsound: twilight zone theme).

Inside, it was packed with families and tourists, making it feel a little bit like a sauna.

“Look mummy, I can touch the world!”

The little one likes to pose.

Monkeying around …

And of course, a trip to a museum wouldn’t be complete without a visit and a spend in the gift-shop.  Thank goodness her grandparents gave her pocket pocketmoney!

Aside from the snapper (photo above), she chose another dinosaur she named “Stan” and bought two dinosaur books too.  Little T shares her meal with her new friend.

After a leisurely meal at the museum’s restaurant, we decided to brave the crowd again.  Thankfully by the time we got out, the queue to the dinosaur exhibit wasn’t as much as when we first came in.  But it was still a bit of a wait.  This time little T was showing signs of exhaustion.  That should have been our cue to head home, but we decided to see the exhibit instead.

Inside it was even warmer and since it was dark, I felt a little bit claustrophobic especially once we climbed the stairs up to the gallery which looked like an underground tunnel.  By then little T was an inch close to a melt-down, by some miracle, we managed to avoid that.  In the end though, while she absolutely loved it (for a few minutes, that is), at three, it’s just a little bit too much for her.  Perhaps, best to stick with books or avoid the maddening half-break crowd!

Little T fell asleep in her Dada’s arms and also stayed asleep in the very crowded and warm underground tube and finally woke up while we were waiting for our train in King’s Cross station, back to her grandparents in Woburn Sands.  What an exhausting day for a little country mouse!

And of course, Stan had his own special seat on the train.

As for little T, she was too busy waving and watching the other trains go by.

If your little one is into dinosaurs, this is their chance to see them life-like, as long as you avoid the holiday crowd, you’ll be absolutely fine.

So I guess it isn’t surprising what our word for this week is ….

Yep, it’s all about dinosaurs folks!  Little T still loves them (as mentioned in past posts).  Stan, the new dinosaur has made new friends with little T’s group of dinos.
I’ve linked-this post up with The Reading Residence’s
And also with #FamilyFridayFun
Have a lovely weekend guys!

The “Look” (Woman with the Shopping Bags)

Photo credit here.

I first saw this photo on my friend’s (January Chat with a Mom) blog entry about hyperrealist artist Ron Mueck’s exhibit in Paris.  It’s a sculpture called Woman with the Shopping Bags.

Photo credit here.

It’s the look on her face that has haunted me for the past few days.  I know that look, I know that well. That look tells you I’m bone-tired. I’m exhausted.  I don’t remember the last time I had any decent sleep, nor the last time I had a long shower or bath. Self?  What is that word?  I don’t know what it is.  All I know is that I need to hurry and cook the dinner, put my little one to bed, do the laundry, fold the laundry before the next feed.  I have so many worries in my head.  I worry about my little one’s poo, diet, sleeping patterns, what to cook…  

That is the look a lot of women have worn in the past or will wear time and again.  That look also tells you that she is having an internal dialogue in her head.  What did she mean when she said that?  Does she think I’m stupid?  How dare she make that comment about me!  Or am I just being too over-sensitive? … Butter?  Did I forget to buy butter?  Darn, I should’ve bought those strawberries, such a bargain.  But my bags are too heavy.  My shoulders ache.  If I could just rest a bit.  No, I’ve got to get home and start dinner.

If you want to read more about the exhibit, you can visit Kala’s blog here.

Have you ever had that look on your face?