Mama Diaries

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dead Sea Squirrels

There's an exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  I saw them in person when I went to Israel a few years ago, but my kids didn't.  I thought it might be a good educational experience to drag my kids to see them.

"You're taking us where?" Bubba asked.  "To see dead sea squirrels?"

"No, Bubba.  Scrolls," I said.

"Squirrels?"

"Never mind, Bubba," I said.  "Just come on.  You'll see what they are when we get there."

When we got to the exhibit, Bubba walked up to the ancient documents.  He studied them with a puzzled look on his face.  "Mama, I don't see any squirrels here. Just a bunch of old paper with weird scribble on them."

"These are the Dead Sea Scrolls," I explained.

"But Mama, where are the squirrels?"

"Next door, in the Natural History Museum," I said.

(Of course then we had to go to the Natural History Museum to look for dead sea squirrels.  We didn't find any, but we did find a Jefferson Ground Sloth which was the next best thing!)





17 comments:

  1. Haha! Once kids get an idea in their heads, that's that! :)

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    1. I can't figure out if he was just being silly, or if he really thought there were dead sea squirrels. LOL!

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  2. Sound like a wonderful visit and your child must have enjoyed it!

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  3. I wanna see the squirrels!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. LOL! I'll take you with me next time. And I bet you'll find them!

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  4. haha well dead sea squirrels maybe have been pirate lackeys or something, could factor into the scrolls.

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  5. Love the way you write about your children. So sweet, and the memories, recorded like this it's going to be so awesome for them!

    Like a recording of their laughter, priceless!

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    1. I hope they enjoy reading all of this when they're adults!

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  6. That is hilarious!!!! Sounds like a day in my life. LOL.

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  7. Precious! Priceless!
    When my son was young, he wanted to play "Mucus chairs".

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