Well, a good friend called to tell me this morning that she opened up the membership mailing which came to her in the mail to see if they had changed their policy... and they had! A family membership to the Shedd Aquarium now includes two adults and ALL children under the age of 18. Can you believe it? I hardly can, but am thrilled at the change. It's just good business in my opinion.
(And I am in no way so delusional to think that my constant rantings had anything to do with it. I don't have a big enough readership and they never really acknowledged my letters... ever. But that's OK. I'm happy with whatever means caused them to reconsider their policy.)
So, having gotten a ridiculously late start to the morning, I shall now go and see what I can salvage of the rest of it.
If you need more to read, I have a new article up about cooking together as a family.