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DYLANism: A Night At The Smithsonian

Last summer, when we visited Ocean City New Jersey, we planned on stopping at the Smithsonians in DC on the way home. Mom thought they might be interesting for the girls. To entice the girls into seeing one or two Smithsonians we actually went out an found a book, Awesome Adventures At The Smithsonian.

A Night At The SmithsonianBringing the story to up to date, a few days ago Dylan and I were paging through this wonderful book. We stopped in the Flight section. One thing led to another and we started talking about hot air balloons and zeppelins.

I tried to explain this was the only way people could fly years ago, before there were air planes. Dylan grasped the idea of a hot air balloon but not the scale or magnificence of a zeppelin.

Undaunted I whipped out my cell phone to do search for one. Thinking of the only zeppelin that came to mind, I tried to find a video of the Hindenburg.

Well the video played on and the disaster was apparent. The news reel announcer started talking of all the people that were killed so I thought to find another example of a zeppelin, the Goodyear Blimp instead.

Much better choice!

So last night after dinner Dylan asked to see the video of the Badyear Blimp.

I said no, “No Dylan it is is the Goodyear Blimp.”

She cries, “No daddy I want to see the video of the Badyear Blimp!

Puzzled, I thought for a second but then put ‘video’ and ‘Bad Year’ together to realize what Dylan meant.

She meant the video of the Hindenburg! She really was quite fascinated by this Badyear Blimp.

Earlier that same week Dylan and I were paging through the same Smithsonian book. Dylan wanted to stop and learn about the dresses of the First Ladies of the US. This section showed dresses worn by various First Ladies throughout history, showing not only the style but the personalities of these First Ladies.

The First Lady

The next page showed a Job Description of the First Ladies. I told Dylan the First Ladies have to help the President, welcome very important guests to the White House, support some causes and connect with people.

So Dylan asks, “What is a First Lady?”

I told her the First Lady is married to the President of our United States. Its a very important position!


Next came a little quiz to test the comprehension of the reader to the book.

1. Would you want the job of the First Lady?Ā 

Dylan = “Yes”

2. What do you think would be some of the fun things about being the First Lady?

Dylan= Get to drive a car and get to eat Marshmallows by yourself!

3. What do you think would be the worst part about being the First Lady?

Dylan= Being Married!

So there you have it! Dylan longs to grow up because she can drive a car, eat marshmallows whenever she wants and stay away from boys!

Good Ideas Dylan! Good Ideas.

Want another marshmallow?

I took Dylan to school this week to find the teacher asked her class to write a very important New Year Resolution for this year. Their declarations were hanging outside the class in the hall.

Mom, you are going like this….

new years resolution

That’s right, this year Dylan pledges to ‘make her bed‘ as her New Year Resolution! Is she a cool kid or what? Mommy and daddy had absolutely no input on her choice what so ever.

And so far….she has kept her promise in the morning before school, making her bed everyday.

Have another Marshmallow Dylan!

If you want to find other amazing DYLANisms check out my link in the margin for some of the incredible insights that have left the girl’s mouth over the last 4 years.

I hope all your New Years Resolutions are still on track too!

Thanks for looking in 3D!


Stop the presses, Stop the presses, Stop the presses ~ This just in!

This came in the mail today:

High 5

Atta girl Dylan! Hmmmm? Writing skills develop. ..maybe a future Guest Post in 3D?

Here’s my Happy Friday Song to kickoff your weekend…

Wiggle and shake around like you just don’t care!

Make this come true!

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22 thoughts on “DYLANism: A Night At The Smithsonian

  1. Parties…she will like the parties and entertaining I think. The rest of the job doesn’t seem real fun. Yes, she keeps making her bed and is a big help in general around the house. AND you might be interested to know I have been talked into doing a half marathon in 2 weeks. Cancer be gone! So I have been running and prepping for that. I hope you are doing great Ms. Cyndi! How is you BIG project coming? Thanks for dropping by…always nice to hear from you.

  2. That Smithsonian book sounds like a winner. And I love Dylan’s responses. Next year, she’ll probably be telling you that SHE aspires to the Presidency…none of this First Lady stuff. Hmmm, I wonder what she’ll think of the fun things of being President.

    Dylan is making her bed! Bravo! And I hope you are still working out…

  3. My pleasure! Now excuse me while I go get myself some hot chocolate and marshmallows! You’ve given me a hankering! I hope I’ve been a good girl. šŸ˜‰ Or at least a cleverable one. šŸ™‚

  4. We’ve been blessed Cassye! Plus she has a love for wrestling daddy! She may end being a gymnast the way she likes to roll and fall and spin. Yes she calls em as she sees them..Thanks for stopping by Ms. Cassye! I hope you are doing great! Have a good week….

  5. It does make sense doesn’t it? She just had me confused as we were talking about the GoodYear one that same night. She is quick to make good new words like when you think of something smart she called it ‘cleverable’ at an early age. Mom just brought back another bag of marshmallows the the girls seem to be enjoying them i hot chocolate this week. I hope your week is going great Parenting is Funny! Thanks for dropping by!

  6. A budding little writer, bed-maker and marshmallow eater! What’s not to love? And I adore the way she calls it as she sees it with the blimp comment. Priceless.

  7. Good for her. Have another marshmallow! And calling it the Badyear Blimp makes perfect sense to me!

  8. My honey do s been neglected too today…everything from cleaning to charging cell phones! I did get inspired to go on a great run though, while not as far as you ran last week. Mr Right you say? He will have to know what he is getting himself into. She can be feisty too… without her chocolate or marshmallows! Thanks for dropping by SSM! Always great to hear from you!

  9. I wonder if marshmallows would work around here for some of those lingering honey-do projects around our house? Tell Miss Dylan that it’s like eating marshmallows all the time if you get lucky enough to find and marry Mr. Right. (No sulking, Daddy!)

  10. Oh the Badyear one was something. She asked to look at it every day since and she is tearing up the data on my phone. Dylan is busy working on her book….she is making one to give to her teacher for the nice note she sent in the mail. Whatcha think about that? It was her idea. ~Thanks for dropping by Ms. Aurora! Have a good weekend…

  11. Hola mi amiga! Yes, it has been a long time, I apologize I haven’t been out more to your home on the web too. I really haven’t been anywhere lately. These girls have been doing all the hard work of growing up, just making me look good. And I have all these DYLANisms chronicled for later years to hold over her head as a teenager. We have a most excellent trip planned to that kids museum planned for next weekend so hopefully I will have more for you to read that plus some goofy picks. I hope you and yours are surviving the cold. Tell me again what is a Latina gal doing in New England?

  12. Ah, I recognized you Luanne. this is from your other blog? Yes, she had made her bed every morning so far. And who knows what all sorts of trinkets and games lie beneath those covers. I hope you are doing well! Thanks for looking in.

  13. Haha, is it happening? The only reason to make your bed is so that you don’t lose things in it.
    It’s me from Don’t We Look Alike, just to confuse you today, Andy.

  14. Hi there, amigo. Long time no see/read! Looks like you have been busy as always being the great daddy that you are. Good for Dylan about not wanting to get married. You should really write that down and have her sign it so you can use it against her when the boys start ‘a knocking. šŸ™‚

  15. The Badyear one seems more fun to look at.
    Would be nice to have Dylan as a guess post.
    Theres no point making the bed, youre just gonna lay again later.
    Hurray for marshmallows and no marriage.

  16. Wise girl! I don’t recommend marriage for elementary school children either!

  17. What book with shirtless men and sea turtles were you reading Jessica? lol I don’t think Dylan is ready for that one. But the kids sure do love the marshmallows around the camp fire! Ohhhh..the weekend dance video…I am with you but with a little shimmering and shake on the beach & the clubs too. Come on summer! Thank you for dropping by Jessica. I hope your weekend is filled with dances and shirtless men!

  18. We are blessed with some Happy kids Sandy! It makes ‘fun’ easy. No marshmallow, huh? What do you get for making your bed then? šŸ™‚ Thanks for your help and thanks for dropping by Sandy! Have a great one…

  19. Its that age. I asked her, “what about mommy and daddy then? Aren’t we doing OK?” She says, “yea, its OK for you guys but not for me.” Mommy’s at the store now buying more marshmallows! Thanks for dropping by Diana! Have a great weekend….

  20. Now I want to dance at a Smithsonian, spend some time on a yacht with shirtless men, snorkel with sea turtles, and roast different flavored marshmallows around a large campfire – what a weekend that would be!

  21. You always seem to have so much fun. šŸ™‚
    I too, would like a marshmallow for making my bed each morning. šŸ˜€

  22. I love how being married is the bad side of being the first lady! haha your kid cracks me up! Why don’t you both have a marshmellow? šŸ˜‰

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