Like many dads, I suspect, Sweet Husband doesn't often get his way in little things. The Kid gets to pick the movie, Little Miss chooses dessert, I want to go to the noodle restaurant, and then all the choices have been made.
So when I was canvassing for Summer Bucket List ideas, and he suggested a trip to Kansas City for a few mini-adventures he'd been wanting to have (a trip to the art museum and a ride on the street car), it got instantly added to the list.
And then I was like, "Hey, you wanna do that for Father's Day?"
So after a good sleep in (for Sweet Husband, the Kid and I were up at dawn), we loaded up for the Nelson-Atkins museum.
The sculpture garden was a big hit. The inside stuff...well, we had to get though that a bit quickly. (And with lots of, "We look with our eyes. We look with our EYES. We LOOK WITH OUR EYES!")
When we got there, we couldn't find the big books right away, so I went inside to check that we were at the right place. The security guard I talked to clarified that the books were on the parking garage, not the library itself, but said that we just had to take the kids up to the rooftop terrace before we left. You guys, there was a giant CHESS SET up there!
Although the games haven't been as fierce and furious since the weather got nice, this past winter Sweet Husband and the Kid were all about No Stress Chess. Of course, we had to stop so they could play a game. (Little Miss helped by moving the "dead" pieces off the board. So that they could "sit next to their friends and watch.")
Eventually, we did find the giant books. But the trees were so thick they were hard to see. I think I may have to drag the kidlets back this winter when they aren't so in the way.
And then we finished the streetcar loop, which was great fun, too.
Last, but most very definitely not least, we stopped on the way home for ice cream. (My "salted pretzel" was good, but Sweet Husband won the day with his bourbon-chocolate-something-or-other malt. Oh my golly.)
All in all, it was a pretty great day.