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Interactive Children's Museum

This morning, Kirsi and I went to the MIM, the Interactive Children's Museum, with Asher, Liesl and Julie. We had never been there before so I was really looking forward to it. It's quite far from where we live, at least a 30 minute drive, but Julie and I made it there without any problems so we were very happy! It's a really neat museum, though geared for kids older than Kirsi. There was a section that was more toddler-friendly, which was good, but we went through the whole museum and the kids seemed to have fun just looking at all the different activities.

We didn't choose a great day, though, because it was full of school groups. I think there must have been a discount for schools today or something because it was packed with kids in different uniforms! Unfortunately, the kids were not particularly well behaved either so we had to keep close tabs on Kirsi and Asher. It was pretty much a free-for-all for all the kids, while many of the teachers stood together in little groups and visited. As you can imagine, I was cringing most of the time there. It's amazing how used to this kind of behaviour you get though. When I first arrived here, I was shocked and appalled, but now I've come to expect this from kids in public and though it still bothers me, I'm not surprised or as horrified.

Kirsi's favourites activities were the bubbles, playing the giant keyboard but running over it in sock-feet and colouring. We only spent an hour and a half there but it was enough time for her. It gave her an idea of what a museum is like but didn't overwhelm her too much.

Today was my last day of tutoring for a while. As much as I have enjoyed tutoring, it will be nice to have a break from it also. I hope to get back at it in September as it's good to keep in the field and the extra money helps out a lot.

Tonight we had our friends, Lorna and Brian, over for supper. They are leaving in a week for Doha, Qatar so we wanted to have a last visit with them. They're looking forward to a new place and are excited about living and working in Qatar. We're looking forward to hearing about their new adventures once they're there.
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