This summer I took Charlie to the Shedd Aquarium. When I told him we were going to the aquarium, he told me that he wanted to bring a fishing pole. I tried get him to understand why we couldn’t do that but he didn’t get it. To him his logic was flawless: I like to eat fish, they have fish there, let’s catch some. Thankfully we don’t own fishing poles so I was able to redirect him.
Charlie is very intrigued by jellyfish ever since my husband told him that when Chinese people get married they eat jellyfish. It is a Chinese custom and yes, my husband and I ate jellyfish at our Chinese wedding reception. Well, Charlie now wants to get married so that he can eat jellyfish. He has mentioned marrying a little boy in his class, also me, and/or my husband. All to get a sample of jellyfish.
When I see a jellyfish, I don’t think “food.”
I just love how they move.
This shot of white jellyfish was my desktop background for a little while and from a far Charlie thought it looked like a “tar” (guitar). Sure does.
They dip and roll.
Here Charlie is with his “noculars” — he’s explaining something to me, as usual.
We found Nemo!
There’s where Nemo likes to hang out these days.
They have short movies (12 minutes) in 3D. The two of us saw the “Dora” movie. This is a rare treat because TV is only watched on special occasions at our house.
I took this shot from the window of Shedd’s cafeteria. The Shedd is on a strip of land that juts out in the lake so the vistas back towards the city are tremendous.
Looking at this shot all I’m thinking is…I miss summer!
(I’m doing a series on Chicago and sharing photos I’ve taken around my city. I love it here. This is part of NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month. I’m endeavoring to post every day in November).