The day after Thanksgiving my wife, her dad, and I took my daughter to The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. We had a lot of fun walking around and looking at all of the exhibits. My daughter had a particular fun time playing with the train set they had. Judging by the amount of kids lined up around it, I think everyone had fun with the trains.
The highlight of the trip, though was the WaterPlay floor. Yep, an entire floor devoted to water. When you first get there, they have little yellow rain slickers for the kids to wear and galoshes for their feet. My daughter’s slicker covered her entire body. She was so cute shuffling her feet as she walked wearing that little rain coat. They warned beforehand to have a change of clothes for the kids, but we decided to take our chances. Below is a picture of the floor from the museum’s web site.
The first thing we did is play in that pool of water floating the boats and making a whirlpool with the hand cranks. She loved that. This is when we noticed a little girl that was about my daughter’s age (1 1/2) or a little younger being a little overzealous in the water, reaching just a bit too far down. Her mom was watching, but I was closer. Next thing you know, the little girl reached too far and was headed headfirst into the water. I grabbed her just before she went in. My good deed for the day I guess.
When we took our daughter’s rain slicker off her clothes were soaked. We had no change of clothes so we improvised. My wife took all of our daughter’s clothes off except for her diaper and we fashioned a “toga” out of one of her blankets. We even had her say “toga, toga” like in the movie animal house. It was pretty funny. While she was wearing her “toga” her grandfather and I dried her clothes using the wall of hand driers. Seriously, there was a wall of about thirty hand driers there for this purpose.
Anyhow, it was a fun trip and one of the highlights of my Thanksgiving. See, I can write about something other than NaNoWriMo after all!