The Age Of Dinosaurs

It’s nice to be back in Kansas. The wheat is turning golden, the weather so far hasn’t been oppressively hot. Today we went to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, which is part of Ft. Hays State University. It’s a pretty impressive museum considering it’s in the middle of Western Kansas.

People think of Kansas as just being flat and boring, but it’s actually quite geologically interesting. I don’t really have time to delve into that now, though. Not that anyone wants me to, really my sister and I are the only two geology nerds that I know.

Speaking of my sister. She’s here with my almost two year-old nephew, Ben. Ben is as cute as a bug, and it’s fun to be around a tiny kid because he gets so excited about everything, “Oooh! Semi truck!”

But man, even with all the complaining I do about my posse, I’m so glad I no longer have a two year-old. It was only two years ago that I did, but that just seems eons ago. I’m mentally exhausted just watching her deal with him. And he’s a good kid. But he’s two. And they are a lot of work. And very picky. And like time bombs. It’s all coming back to me now.

© Jennifer Alys Windholz, 2011


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