Celia came home from school this past week with a "Star Student of the Week" project. This project happens to be a poster and is not particularly an honor but more of a getting to know you of sorts for the classroom. I guess. I have to say, I hate these projects. They are supposedly meant for your child's creativity but let's be real, real here. The parents are the ones who have to come up with pictures from their computers, phones and asses. They have to bribe the kid to put more effort in the decoration and please, please! write a rough draft on this poster before you put pen to ink on paper! I have an image to uphold here people! Your handwriting has to be spot on!
In trying to make something out of nothing in 30 minutes flat (because I'm a loser and I kept asking Celia, to wait a minute, a day, or until tomorrow. We ran out of time.) in the category of a place that has inspired her, we, I mean, she, chose Chicago Museum of Art.
Let me stop right here and ask a very important question. Does anyone actually develop pictures anymore? I mean in this digital age where I can take a picture and post it onto Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and have a record of it on my phone and computer (well, sometimes our computer as ours are never backed up and the seem to crash once a year.) who needs to purchase those every space hogging photo albums? Unless you are talking about the last minute, twice a year projects for your girls when you need actual pictures and you repeatedly forget to purchase fresh ink for your photo printer. Say, that reminds me, where exactly is that damn printer anyway? Probably with Buddy #1.
Anyway, the pics chosen for the main topic where kind of hard to find as I really sucked at taking pictures in Chicago this past summer. I was lazy, I'm embarrased to say. I mean, dude, I was too tired to lift my camera as I was really trying to concentrate on not losing a child or lose a shoe in the middle of the street. Priorities people!
Lot's of people have stated they think this is the place at the museum where the infamous scene from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was shot. Where Cameron got lost in Seraut's, "Sunday Afternoon in the Park." Oddly enough, I think it was without intent.
Celia's expression seems to be universal.
I also used a picture from the photo shoot, Allison, shot to show the more fun side of Celia.
I do hope Celia looks back and remembers this trip with fondness and joy. I hope she learned something about beauty, culture, art, people, architecture, food and just how colorful life can be.
Even if she has to look at wrinkled poster to remind her.