Friday, October 1, 2010

Pipe Dreams?

two and a half years ago I blogged about a Children's Museum dream I had...  a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged...  oh wait... that wasn't MY dream - besides, I have five children.

Two and a half years ago I also had a dream that my blog was only read by my 4 sisters-in-law... which is why I won't link up the original post which has NO redeeming humor.  (and now the pressure is on to make this an informative yet amusing post... hmmm)

Anywho (hmmm, after yesterday's rant I probably shouldn't use that non-word anymore...  who am I kidding - I'm a hypocrite of the worst kind!)

Anywho - yesterday my little steering committee had an appointment to present to the city council once again... about a different building this time and it seems that FINALLY we have reached that "next step" in the process where we can begin moving forward.  Now... the fact that my own kids will have probably completely outgrown their desire to spend hours at the children's museum by the time it comes to fruition is beside the point...  after all most of the other folks on the committee are grandparents.

Seriously - I sit on a committee with people who are about 10-45 years older than myself.  Through this experience I have learned something very important.

Respect your elders.

Except Even when they're dead wrong.  You can still show respect while explaining to them that their thinking is outdated right?  If my voice was raised it wasn't in ire...  but because I wanted to be sure that everyone was able to hear me... right? 

Okay, so maybe the once I was a little irate... but overall it's been a good experience.

I would link you up to the "City Council OKs children's museum" headline...  but for some reason my local paper thinks that particular article is so special you should have to subscribe to read it online.  The gist?  My fellow committee member rocked the presentation - the city council loves us - and the wheels of government will begin turning ever so slowly to provide us with the go-ahead for the next step...

Let's just hope and pray that this time the steps aren't iced over!

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Your problem is, you're not a minority. Should you have asked for grants, entitlements, pork legislation of the worst kind, you'd have received it if you were just a little more off the beaten path. So next time, put a muslim scarf across your face, a red dot between your eyes or change your last name to reflect a different heritage, and those slow turning wheels will take swift and speedy flight. :)

Barbaloot said...

Good for you! What are you hoping the museum will be? What kind of exhibits?

One Cluttered Brain said...

St George DOES need a childrens museum. Good LUCK on getting that passed!
:)
WTG on your blogging! you have over a hundred followers!! YAY! You go girl!

Kristina P. said...

Sounds like it's going to be an uphill battle, but you are obviously the right person for the job!

Missy said...

WoW! Good luck!

Holly said...

Your grandchildren will appreciate all your hard efforts!! ;D ...and I think Lisa has something. Hmmmm....

I'm bummed to have missed the rant... BAHAHA... It's always good to see I'm not the only one that goes off on a rampage now and again.

Saimi said...

Impressive! We have one here and I used to take our boys there all the time!

Charlotte said...

Congrats! That is very cool. Good luck at the next stage.

Cheeseboy said...

Sound advice, to be sure. However, as you said, you do need to yell occasionally when their hearing aids are malfunctioning.

Sandra said...

Look at you fighting for the people!...and I have a theory about old people: they shouldn't be allowed on the internet or on boards.

Teachinfourth said...

You go, girl! Way to take the bull by the horns!