The last time I wrote in this paper about the American Museum of Natural History was back in 2021, when we patted ourselves on the back about how wonderful it was to walk through the best museum in the entire world with a curious four-year-old. I still stand by that, but I can straight up tell you right now that it is even better with a six-year-old. Kina can read now, which means she can figure out what all the animals are, express her formidable opinions about gems (including the almost-certainly purloined Star of India, with its glittering star and complete absence of the color pink). She liked the dinosaurs enough, and she spent a very significant little moment under the belly of our friend the whale. All in all, an outstanding way to spend the coldest day of the year—and we didn’t even succumb to the call of the gift shop!
Kookoo bananas, for sure.
Today’s Parade (and the masthead of the morning edition) is made entirely of food coloring and shaving cream. At some point, we’re supposed to brush off the shaving cream, but I’m afraid the entire edition will come apart.