As If Children’s Museums Weren’t Scary Enough

As we are strugglng through the screaming, waist-high hordes of a children’s museum during our summer vacation, we enter the LEARN ABOUT PHYSICS room sponsored by Piggly Wiggly.

This is why unfettered capitalism scares me.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

12 thoughts on “As If Children’s Museums Weren’t Scary Enough

  1. *Snort*

    I should’ve warned you. Piggly Wiggly is in charge of everything from little league to kid’s museums here.

    Sorry I didn’t give you the heads up. At least the guy dressed like a giant pig didn’t arrive to scare you witless.

  2. PS: know what would be better? Using the Piggly Wiggly logo in an Angry Birds game. THAT would teach the kids about the laws of physics. (why didn’t they hire me to design their museum???)

  3. This is absolutely hysterical!

    I’ve never been a big fan of children’s museums…mostly because I’ve never been to one that wasn’t an oasis of unfettered capitalism disguised as innocuous developmental enrichment i.e. the mini Ukrops shopping carts at our very own CMOR.

    That and I could never make it out of the gift shop for less than $50…

  4. I just spit my tea up my nose. Hilarious. I need to start taking pictures of random funny signs. Like the one I saw today offering a small dog for sale for only $100.45. Huh. Wouldn’t want to undervalue it by leaving out the 45 cents.

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