Fred and I decided that getting the kids outside once a day is the best thing for their health. Our day care situation leaves them inside our small apartment whenever we’re working, and it doesn’t seem healthy for children to be cooped up all day. We’ve both noticed a big difference in their moods when we compare a day of them being inside and a day when they are able to get outside, even if it’s just for 10 minutes. We started the day by getting a big breakfast/brunch at Mark’s Kitchen. Luna ate a huge blueberry waffle and Apollo ate a bunch of avocado. Fred and I both had veggie omelets, broccoli, home fries and some coffee. We then braved the extreme heat to take a trip into D.C. and explore a few museums. We passed by a beautiful garden on our way to the National Museum of African Art, and we stopped to look at all of the plants and flowers. There was an amazing wall full of succulents!
We went through the Hirshorn Museum and saw some really cool installations. I know that Luna doesn’t necessarily understand what she’s seeing in the museums, but it’s good to expose her to different things and get her mind thinking about it. There were a few exhibitions that were definitely out of her range of comprehension, but she needs to learn that there are good and bad things happening around the world and how art reflects that.