"The palest ink is better than the best memory" ~Chinese Proverb
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Obamas' Crib
Yesterday we woke up at the crack of dawn to go on a tour of the White House. No cameras allowed, so no photos to show you. It was interesting and cool to see the state rooms, and just to be in the White House, but I have to admit, the kids were a little disappointed we didn't see the bowling alley, swimming pool, or movie theater. I would have loved to have seen the kitchens. They have a chocolate shop! Henry was hoping he'd see the President in his robe, taking Bo out for his morning, uh, business. Alas, it was not to be. We went home and ate Nutella and banana paninis with hot cocoa, though, so I would say the morning was a win.
It's always a little lame going to landmarks and museums with four kids, because they bulldoze through everything without stopping to read any information about what they are seeing. Hopefully, they'll remember at least the fact that they went to all these cool places. I know Henry and Jack will remember the naked lady statues in the National Portrait Gallery, anyway.