Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Carl Bloch Paintings and eXtra Special Care

So, with my brother in town we decided we would try to get as many of the family together as possible and   go to see the Carl Bloch exhibit at the museum. It was so amazing. I couldn't believe how large the original paintings actually were! Prints of his paintings don't even do the original justice. His use of light and color is astounding, he was truly a gifted painter.

I would have loved it even more if it weren't for the fact that about 15 minutes into it Sister didn't try throwing her shoes at this original painting.
Click the link to check out where I got the image from and see the link to the exhibit.

Needless to say, it freaked me out when she missed it by only 4 feet! She then proceeded to scream and fall on the floor, push chairs and scream at the on-lookers. Then when I went to grab her she ran away and hid behind one of the displays! I had to go behind there and try to get her out as she is kicking and flailing and screaming. One of the security guards came to see what was going on, it probably looked like I was trying to kidnap her. I had to quickly explain the situation as I am carrying my flailing daughter out of the exhibit.

It shattered my hopes. But, confirmed my fears. I had hoped that she would enjoy the spirit of the paintings and would be able to get through it OK. I should have known that 15 minutes was all she could handle of an overcrowded art exhibit.

What was I thinking?

I want so badly to continue to expose my children to these things so that eventually they can handle it. I am so tired of staying home all the time wishing that I could enjoy things out in the public with my children.

So I try.

Upside is that Brother did really, really well. He even allowed Grandpa James to give him a personal tour of the paintings. Brother really enjoyed this.

So maybe it was short-lived success with Sister but Brother seemed to be able to handle it for longer. But, when he was ready to go he was ready to go. 

Since my kids were toast we were not able to join everyone for dinner afterwards so I invited Daniel and his family to our house after they were done. My parents came too and it was so fun.

The girls had fun with the dolls and

everyone had fun with the hippos!

Tynelle wasn't feeling well, so Brother made sure to take good care of her. He got her a blanket. Laid down by her to make sure she was comfy and even shared some Shania Twain with her to keep her happy...

2 remarks:

Bonnie@TheFragileXFiles said...

aw, sorry to hear the outing didn't go well. Actually from the first word of this post, I was thinking, how brave of you....I'd never try to bring my two 5 year olds to a museum. Got to keep trying, though.

Rochelle said...

HA! I remember playing hungry hippo at your moms house:)