Just some background...my YDS is afraid of almost everything. We joke about it around the house, but generally try to help him get braver. A few weeks ago I took the boys to the History Museum. YDS got freaked out by some very realistic statues. He swore he'd never go back again.
Fast forward to today. I took my DSs (10 and 6) to the art museum today. YDS was acting scared before we even got there. I was convinced that if I could get him interested in an exhibit he'd be okay. I was wrong. Except for 3 or 4 exhibits he spent 90 min freaking out, crying and whining that he wanted to go home. He completely ruined the outing for me and ODS, who is an artist. I'm not sure if I'm more mad at him for not being able to get his shit together or me for subjecting him to a terrifying (albeit irrationally terrifying) experience.