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Monday, July 9, 2007

Peanut Butter and Jelly(fish)

Peanut, peanut butter!

Look what I saw today! No, I was not swimming too deep in Cape Cod. My sister is visiting and we took our kids to the Boston Aquarium. Laura took this picture and it came out far scarier than the actual shark. Truth be told, the scariest thing I saw there was a jellyfish creature called Thetys Vagina. No lie. I stared at it for a while (well, why wouldn’t I?) trying to figure out who was this unusual Thety? Why? What?
And my sister the doctor/scientist explained matter-of-factly: “It’s because of invagination…all of the folds.” Oh.

Went up to the cafe to eat “lunch”, only an hour later (at 11 a.m.) Paul had a squooshed peanut butter and jelly on a hamburger roll (don’t ask, I ran out of bread). He nearly cried, poor thing. Max, Ben, and Kim had bad bagels. Luckily Kim shared hers with Paul. Nat was not there; he has school all year around which made the trip easier but the Mommies sadder because we knew how much he loves the Aquarium, especially the Pinklins. (sound it out) $90 and 4 crabby kids later, we got jelly donuts and went to Faneuil Hall. Now that was dull, except when Ben fell off the statue, trying to escape from the picture-taking.

My nephew said, “This is my second time ever on a train!” Max was incredulous. So was I. A real case of Johnny Town Mouse and Timmy Willy.


I’ve done peanut butter on a bun before.

And I used to love that aquarium. I think the last time I was there was before I got married, though.

— added by Julia on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 12:07 am

Aquariums work for us too now [after several years of screaming nightmare excursions] but the cafe / lunch nightmare remains. Glad you all have a super time.

— added by Maddy on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 11:00 am