Jan 17

“Worst Day Ever” = 9 out of 10 stars


Photos and words
by Mike Tripp

When my youngest daughter learned we were going to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the first words out of her mouth were … “This is the worst day ever!”

I have to give her credit. … Abi got it back together fairly quickly and never complained.

Once there, she asked if she could see something Egyptian, because she had studied Egypt a bit in school.

It was a request easily satisfied as not only were we able to take her into a display from that cultures history, but showed her a mummy that’s over 4,000 years old.

What REALLY got her in a good mood, however, was when she spotted a Chinese wine / water vessel that looked like … well … a butt.

From then on, she had fun spotting “butts” and “boobs” along the way.

And yes … She also developed a real appreciation for the various forms of art along the way.

As we were leaving, her mother asked her to rate her day on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the worst and 10 the best.

She gave it a 9 and asked if we could return someday.