|a few of Baby Bee’s “toys” on display|
If you were a child, which would you rather do?
a. visit a “big box” toy store and wander the fluorescent-lit aisles of boxes of out-of-reach toys on shelves mixed in with thousands of boring pieces of baby gear while you compete with 243 other harried parents pushing strollers
b. visit a neighborhood toy store, where the toys are on display, touching is encouraged, and you might just make a new friend while testing out the train table?
I’m guessing option B. If that sounds like a fun day for you, check out the listing of hundreds of local toy stores celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 13th for some extra fun! And feel good that you are supporting family-owned businesses while you enjoy the perks of a special event planned just for families like yours.
Where are we spending the day? I’m taking Noodle for her very first trip to the Please Touch Museum in Philly. The museum store there is taking part in this nation-wide event and we are thrilled to see what types of unique and interesting toys they have to show us. We haven’t been able to go to Please Touch in the past due to Noodle’s strict feeding schedule, so when we were invited for this celebration I took it as a sign. Apparently it’s a pretty amazing place so we’re stoked to check it out!
And yes, I’m keeping my fingers crossed Noodle’s reflux will stay in check. We are taking extraordinary precautions on Saturday. I wish I’d taken those precautions yesterday at the mall and today at the playground, but hey, it keeps life interesting. And, messy. 😉
I’ll let you know how it goes… my camera is coming along for the ride. No reflux photos, though, I promise.