Playing Aunt

I’m enjoying time with my brother, sister-in-law, two nieces and a nephew, and my sister. For my sister and me it’s our last time to hang out with the munchkins as we’re moving to opposite sides of the world in the next week or two.

So we braved our aunt skills to take the kids for the day to make some “lasting memories” (as my dad calls them). The New Braunfels Children’s Museum seemed like a great place to explore so we headed out for the surprise destination. Kaylynn guessed where we were going about a half mile from the museum “’cause I recognized the road!”

Highlights were face painting (the girls wanted mustaches!), seeing crocodiles get fed, and an electronic floor stomping game. Hunger came first to the little dude so we walked across the street to Church’s Chicken….only to discover they aren’t gluten-free friendly. Back up was Chick-fil-A kids meals with lemonade. Aunt Lindsey won them over again with ice cream cones.

The first “oopsie” of the day came with Kaylynn punching a hole in her styrofoam cup with a straw as we drove back to the museum. I admit chuckles came out even though a tear was running down her cheek at it looked “like I wet my pants!” She got over it quickly once we walked into the museum and discovered new coloring pages.

Oopsie two came when we didn’t calculate lemonade+children’s museum excitement+4 year old boy….and maybe two aunts who don’t think to enforce bathroom breaks. Those new automatic hand dryers don’t work for drying jeans. Thankfully mom apparently keeps extra clothes in an always-in-the-car-backpack and Andrew knows that…and that the museum staff apparently see this happen often.

We heard about oopsie number three by phone. Well, it wasn’t really our fault. We didn’t know you leave the alarm off for when cleaning people come. Sorry it wasn’t an exciting call for the police.

Now I’m listening to chuckles and gales of laughter coming from the bathroom as all three get clean in the tub. They’re still happy so I think it’s a win for the aunts despite the “oopsies!” 🙂 Plus the floor covered in water shows the fun.

About Traveling Mosaic

I'm on a journey in this world, hence the "Traveling" part of the name. My life is also made up of pieces that, when the Master completes it, will be a beautiful Masterpiece, hence "Mosaic."
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