Suffice it to say, I did the aunt thing and scoffed at his idea, and instead, took him to a museum. Which, by the way, he loved. We went to the Henry Ford museum, which is my favorite. There is so much cool stuff there, including the bus Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of, the Wienermobile, the chair Lincoln was assassinated in, and I was about to say the car Kennedy was assassinated in, but was afraid that would make the whole museum seem too macabre. But yeah, they have that too.
They also have a temporary display of Lego structures, which is what I took my nephew to see. It was also the room we spent the least amount of time in. Once he heard about the Wienermobile, that was all he wanted to see!
Without meaning to, we dressed alike too. We're not cheese-balls. It was an accident, I promise.
He refuses to look normal for pictures, which is one of my favorite things about him.
I told my nephew about Rosa Parks at lunch. He was shocked to hear about the discrimination of the time. When we walked by a KKK uniform in a display case later and he said, "look, a ninja costume!" I didn't have the heart to tell him what it actually was. Here he is with and on the bus. They have a light shining on the seat where Rosa Parks sat.
After that, we walked through a display on women's rights. Part of the display is a jail cell (since that is where some women fighting for rights were sent). I didn't get into this history with him either, so he thought the jail cell was pretty fun to pose in.
Even though we didn't go to the mall and buy things, I'd say the aunt date went pretty well. Especially since it ended with sledding: