I keep making excuses to not take the kids to the Children's Museum. It's cold out. It's too far. It's too hard to squeeze in between naps. But the (only) real reason is I was scared. I haven't been to the Children's Museum in ages and I just remember it being so big and crowded and overwhelming (in a good way!) that the thought of taking two just-turned-one-year-olds by myself seemed like too much. I worried that it would be a struggle to get there, with parking and getting in, etc.
But today I finally bit the bullet. My usual play date had to cancel and I figured, why the hell not. And you know what? It wasn't so bad. Could we visit the exhibits? No. Could we stay for more than 90 minutes (including lunch)? No. Was it worth it? Definitely! The kids had a great time the play area. It's big so it was hard to keep them both with eye-shot but we managed. I packed their lunch but not mine so we ate at Au Bon Pain. It was nice to be out with them and have a good time and eat and be relaxed. I didn't feel rushed which was probably the best part. They do well with new places - they are distracted by everything NEW that they forget to fuss.
As for photos, I only got one good one. Sebastian in the train table, having a grand ol' time. Collette escaped before I could get a good one of her. Sigh.