We have Christmas music playing all the time now. I love Christmas music, but only during Advent. Perhaps it's because I completely overdose on it during that time and need a break from it the rest of the year. The same thing with eggnog. Mmmm... eggnog... Probably just as well I can't buy it the rest of the year.
My annual Christmas
And my ongoing annoyance with museums decreeing what constitutes a family continues. I know I've written about my personal boycott of The Shedd Aquarium because they have decided that we do not fit the definition of a family. And now I get to add another area museum to my boycott shortlist: The Adler Planetarium. We are currently studying the solar system, so I thought it would be great to make a visit or two to go along with our studies. We have this great resource practically in our backyard, so it seems a shame not to take advantage of it. Well, it looks as though we won't be going. The Adler has decided that 6 children and no more constitute a family and to bring my other children I would have to pay full admission price for them. The reasoning, based on my extended phone conversation? Well, they have to draw a line somewhere. When I asked why, because The Field Museum and The Museum of Science and Industry allow my entire family to enjoy their museums, the phone representative had no answer. Sigh. It's a shame that this battle as well is back to life as usual.
(And can I just add a blatant Mommy-brag? M. received a letter over the weekend informing her that she received a four-year academic scholarship. I'm just a little proud of her.)