Monday, November 17, 2008

A's Latest Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

The other night, G and I were watching the Colbert Report online, when A. came out and announced that he had built a museum in his room. I realize we're supposed to nurture his creative streak, blah blah blah, but seriously, if you lived with this kid you wouldn't be able to maintain the enthusiasm 24/7 either. So we mumbled, "Great. Go to bed," and went back to our TV show. Sometimes these things go away overnight.

It appears he's pretty serious about this museum, though, since he's kept the project up for a few days now. He has a sign on his door ("A's Myoozeeum"), and charges a $1 entrance fee. I talked him into letting his mother and brother in for free, but G. was feeling flush and paid.

He also wanted me to film a short documentary on his museum. He thinks his is the only museum where you (the collective you minus his little brother) can touch fake rubber bugs, which just isn't actually true. I have a photos from the Discovery Museum to prove that, oh ye short one of little memory.

He also exhibits a (fake) sloth in its natural habitat: a small asparagus fern he's growing. He also points out the many maps of the world on his wall. He's missing Africa and Australia, but has a globe if you really feel a need to look at those continents.

He touts himself as the only kid owner of a museum, and announces that you might see him wearing 3-D glasses if you visit.

Honestly, I can't tell if he really thinks the general public is going to visit this museum or not.


LemonySarah said...

As a member of the general public, I can assure you that, if I lived within 50 miles of A's Myoozeeum, I'd even pay $2 just to see the small aspragus fern.

Vee said...

haha, that's too cute. enterprising kid, for sure!

Broadway Bloopers said...

If it lasts until Christmas, I'm there. AND I'll even pay the dollar... In a little boys mind, I'm pretty much rich. :)

gwendomama said...

what are his hours? do you need a reservation?

Carrie said...

I love your kids. I want to have kids just like yours (which, having heard what my husband was like as a little guy isn't too far of a stretch).

I would totally pay $1 to see a sloth in it's natural environment. I might even buy some paper clips from the gift shop while I'm there.

Lunasea said...

Your kids are going to be just like mine, Carrie, because you and Paul think the same stuff is funny that G. and I do.

That said, I'm not at all sure we should encourage this charging of visitors to see A.'s bedroom, everybody. I'm sure he appreciates your support, though.

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