A Review of the Recent Impressionist Exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum
There is a new Impressionist exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Here’s what I enjoyed about it:
- My mom got me tickets to the Impressionist exhibit and free babysitting! I get to get out of the house!
- I get to leave the baby and take the train into the city like I used to!
- I get to listen to my own music on the train and I can listen to every song uninterrupted!
- I don’t have to wear sweatpants or other clothes that are easily washed!
- I get to meet my husband after work and walk to a museum! I don’t have to see if it’s too hot or too sunny during the walk, because I don’t care if I personally get sunburned! I don’t need to stop every five seconds to adjust a wiggling hand or foot in a stroller!
- I’m at a museum! An actual museum! There is culture here! There are people listening to smooth jazz and drinking cocktails! They are all wearing clothes that are not at all conducive to baby-wrangling.
- The actual exhibit is just ok. I mean, yeah, Impressionists are cool, but this is maybe too many impressionist paintings. And not all of them are interesting. Like ,how many pictures of poplars can you paint? 25, apparently. That’s a lot of poplars.
- Oh, this one painting is cool. I’m looking at a painting! And not changing a diaper!
- There is a woman with a newborn at the exhibit. Oh no, that baby is too cold. Why is it not wearing socks? Newborns should be in long sleeves.
- I remember when my baby was a newborn.
- That’s a lot of scenes of the sun-splashed Normandy coast.
- I’m still looking at paintings! It’s been over an hour. I wonder what my baby is doing. I wonder if she is asleep. Did my mom put her in the right pajamas? I laid them out, but maybe she didn’t see them? If my baby is wearing the wrong pajamas, there’s no way she will survive the night.
- That’s a lot of ballerinas.
- I get to leave the exhibit and go to dinner!
- I am at a restaurant with my husband! We are ordering food! There are other non-baby people around, and they are all eating and talking quietly!
- We get to eat tasty Thai food and talk quietly too. We talk about the art exhibit. “It was boring, I mean it was ok, but there were only a couple really good paintings. Hey, do you think the baby is asleep yet?
- We talk about the baby. Then we eat. We are still eating Thai food and we are still uninterrupted. There is no one screeching from time to time in the background.
- We realize we need to get home to relieve my mom. It’s getting late. It’s 8:27.
- What a great night taking in sophisticated culture and being completely away from the baby!