A place for me to focus on creative writing, using prompts I love but not related to my larger work in progress. Any prompts from outside sources are linked in the post in which they are used.
Monday, January 30, 2012
A fun outing
On Saturday, we had planned a family dinner to celebrate both my father's birthday earlier in the month, and Sophie's birthday tomorrow. On Friday, my mom checked her email and saw one from one of my cousins, asking if he could visit for the weekend before shipping out on his next... tour? (whatever a trip on a boat with the Marines is called) on Tuesday. So, he came! Then, Saturday morning my parents had to go to the hospital so they brought my cousin to our house for the day, before dinner that night. Last time I saw him, he was four. Now, he's about a foot taller than me (and I'm not short). Obviously the planned day of laundry was no longer an option (not a great way to entertain long-lost relative, huh?) so we decided to go to nearby Oak Ridge to the American Museum of Science and Energy. If you didn't know, Oak Ridge is the home of the Manhattan Project and the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan. The museum is lots of fun, lots of hands-on exhibits that kept us all engaged and learning things. There is so much history in our area! We all had a great time, and Sophie wore herself out. By the end of the tour, she was trying to go out any door she saw "want bye-bye!" After a few minutes in the gift shop, I carried her outside to wait for the rest of the family. When I stopped walking, she said "No! Want home, mama. Want home!" She slept very well that night.