On Monday Dawn took her kids and their friends to the Pacific Science Center, and Leslie and I were invited to help chaperone. As usual, the Butterfly Garden was the highlight for me, but I suspect Lael enjoyed the Circus Exhibit the most, though it had little to do with the “scientific” aspects of the exhibit.
At first Lael seemed to have a mild case of stage-fright
and was willing to do little more than put on costumes and pose rather self-consciously
but got much braver when her mother joined in on the act.
As did several other adults who suddenly appeared,
which, in turn, inspired Lael to become even more adventurous.