So we're casually looking at our first Manet painting that I printed out on the computer, it's a little small and not as great as if it were copied out of a book, and here's our *brief* encounter.
Me: "Well, what does everyone think of this beautiful beach scene by Manet."
Violet: "You mean Monet mommy."
Me: "No, actually, I do mean Manet. He's also an Impressionist from around the same time as Manet."
Me: (back to my origianl question) "So, what do you think of this one, (pointing again at the beach scene)"
Violet: "Not much." (Silence from the boys.)
Well, I think that went well.
Me: "Ok, who's ready for some hot chocolate and a snack?"
So much for La Plage: Bourgone-sur-mer. Sorry, Manet, we'll try another one next week. (Sigh)