Hey hey hey!!
As some of you know, I am an educator who is enjoying her summer break. Oh, summer please slow down you’re moving way too fast. Any-who, summer break for most educators means no alarm clocks, broken routines, and adult field trips. Yes, you heard me right adult field trips. Now you’re probably thinking “Tatiana what’s an adult field trip ?” Basically trips you would normally take with your students, but this time “NO CHILDREN ALLOWED” (does Bankhead bounce).
Last week, my friend dragged me to the Fun House exhibit at the National Building Museum. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was ready to relive my childhood. As a child, my summer breaks were filled with trips to FREE museums throughout New York City. I’m not new to this, but museums are more interactive and engaging as an adult than when I was a child!
When I walked into the museum, I was in awe of the beautiful foundation. I marveled over the gold and marble columns, the high ceilings, and the wrap around balcony. Imagining I was Beyonce at the Louvre, getting ready to study sculptures and artwork. However, that was quickly interrupted by the sounds of little children voices and bodies running around. I gave my friend the side-eye and said to myself “what did she get me into, it’s summer.” I guess she knew what I was thinking because she just smiled at me and stated, “no worries girl we still are going to have fun.”
Honestly, I was surprised, astonished, and entertained because I was actually having fun. As I admired the giant white house made of foam, the bathtub full of pit balls, and the giant swimming pool of pit balls. I was excited as the children’s who were running through the exhibit. I did not care about my age or if I looked silly due to the fact that I was enjoying myself. It was at the moment I forgot about “adulting.” All of my worries and stressors subsided and my inner child was free in her element. I did not want to grow up!
If you haven’t visited a museum, arcade, waterpark, or an ice cream parlor as an adult, you’re missing out. I think every adult should have an “adult field trip.” An adult field trip allows you to be free from life’s demands as well as in helping you to remember what it’s like to live care free. Honestly, it’s okay to be a big kid and give yourself permission to be free.
If you live in the DMV area or will be visiting soon, hurry over to Fun House
“Life is a journey. Show up. Be Bold. Stand out”