You know, those ones on Pinterest who make lifelike raccoons out of old toilet paper rolls and dryer lint, and create treasure hunts out of old love letters from great-grandparents? Fine, I’m not on that level yet, but I read about this thing called Discovery Packs at the Arboretum, and we actually went and did it today. And you know how you usually set off to do these things, but then your kids just end up fighting over who gets to put together the disassembled hula hoop, you’re sweating through your C’est La Vie t-shirt because you’re carrying two backpacks, and your dog decides to play dead right in front of a tree trimming truck that wants to make it a reality? Well, those things happened, but other than that, we had a real life discovery adventure in the beautiful arboretum and it was really cool.
Don’t let the photos fool you, though. They are still suffering from Paris Syndrome, and we’ve had two mini-adirondack chair time outs (during baby pool time) and two in-room time outs (for major violations). In the NBA, they’d be kicked out of the game by now.