Learning about Italian Culture at the Christian Science Center.

Yep, you read that right. Today, we went to One World, a celebration of cultures from around the world, at the Christian Science Center. Today’s focus was Italy. I didn’t know much about Christian Science, but Wikipedia’s summary of the religion’s central text,”sickness is an illusion that can be corrected by prayer alone,” has not converted me thus far. I’ll give them this, the CSS has THE best fountain.

One part of Christian Science we like: fountains
One part of Christian Science we like: fountains!
Two things no one can compete with Bert and Duke  at: bouncy castles and sprinklers
Two things no one can compete with Bert and Duke at: bouncy castles and sprinklers

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From our time there today, here’s what I learned about Christian Science:

They insist upon themselves.
They insist upon themselves.

(What that means)

Hall of Ideas? What is this,  a Marvel comic?
Hall of Ideas? What is this, a Marvel comic?

And here’s what I learned about Italy:

They are face paint artists.
They are face paint artists.

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They tire out kids.
They tire out kids.
They're not afraid to do black face?
They’re not afraid to do black face?

Post cultural experience, we explored some Chinese culture, in the form of tofu, bok choy, and juicy buns.

A dog, a snowflake, and a mom walk into a restaurant...
Normally, I wouldn’t let G eat like this, but this is doggy George, so, anything goes.

Last but not least, we went to our new favorite toy store, Michaels.

There's no happiness like a new arts organizer.
There’s no happiness like a new art organizer, besides a new art organizer bought on clearance.

I don’t want to sugarcoat it, because based on these photos, all we did is frolic and delight in each other’s company. But, truth be told, there was one stretch in the car where I demanded some quiet time, blasted some Girls Chase Boys, and subtracted several minutes from each kid’s one-on-one time. Final tally: Hazy 7, George 4. That’s barely enough time for one read-through of Steam Train, Dream Train.

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