Thursday, January 22, 2009

A new find

On Inauguration day, Chris and I took the boys to the Air & Space Museum for a fun get-away of sorts... a mild diversion from our normal fare.  We've been there several times before, but all the boys love ooh-ing and aahhh-ing at all the amazing aircrafts on display. They also love riding the elevator to the watch tower, 165 feet in the air, to watch the commercial airplanes land at the neighboring airport.  On Tuesday, Bub thought he saw Air Force One, but it turned out to be a United Airlines jet instead :)

So, as our departure time quickly approached, the boys asked if we could stop off at the souvenir shop for a few minutes... they hoped to coax us into buying a goody or two (no luck!).  Well, right there in the front window, sat a gi-normous display of Obama paraphernalia-- hats, t-shirts, magnets, stickers, books, photographs, lighters, pins, coffee mugs, and on. and on. and on.  Naturally, I asked Chris... "why here?" It's the Air & Space Museum, for goodness sake, not presidential headquarters.  His response-- "because it makes money." I guess so.  Everything is about the bottom line these days.  But good grief.  Can't we go anywhere without seeing his face imprinted on the front of something??  Evidently not. 

Of course, had the display not been there, I would have missed out on this treasure--

Yep.  Those are genuine Barack and Michelle Obama paper dolls. 
 What will they think of next?? 

Oh, and Gretchen... don't you run out in search of this little gem.  I've already picked one up for your birthday.  Grin.

1 comment:

gretchen said...

thanks - i'll put it right next to my commemorative plate and my Bill and Hillary bop bags. :)