My friend Liz called with a great idea to take the kids to Jump On It. I've never been there but apparently it's a place filled with trampolines and bouncy stuff for kids to play on. All of my kids were very excited about going. Especially Matias. All that needed to happen was that Matias needed to change out of his jammies and put on "regular" clothes. We fought for a hour. I did my very best. I even told him he could wear jammy bottoms with a regular shirt or vice versa. No luck. Can you believe this kid? Finally, I made one last attempt. I laid out three outfits and told him he could choose. These options included pajamas!! I went upstairs, finished getting ready, and when I went back downstairs to check on him, he was asleep. I guess all of the arguing wore the poor little guy out. Isaiah and Sophia still wanted to do something but I didn't feel good about going to Jump On It without Matias. I called my sister Tavia and she agreed to babysit so that we could still go out. So while Matias slept, we went to the Monte Bean Museum.
Isaiah examined this deer and determined where they cut him open to stuff him.
This was how Sophia responded every time I suggested we go look at the next display. It was accompanied with a very enthusiastic "YAY!!!"
Where do these bugs come from? I hope no where near my house!!
The second part of our struggle was when the kids discovered the gift shop. It took us forever to drag them out of there, kicking and screaming at times. I say times because this process repeated itself more than once. Sure, the admission to the museum may be free but it doesn't come without a price!
In the end, it was a fun afternoon spent with Jackson and Chloe Kemp. Next time we play together, we hope that Matias will change out of his jammies so that we can all go to Jump On It!