Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Children's Museum, Finally

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.


  1. Great picture. I'm glad to hear that the Children's museum is good for the twins. I wasn't sure how young to take them. I have to admit that I'm not quite sure I could do it by myself, especially all 3. Maybe my husband and I will go sometime.

  2. There is a train table in the Wakefield public library that Ned LOVES. You should check it out.

  3. Looks like a good time. We go a lot and if you ever want to meet there on a Monday or a Wednesday when S. is at preschool, let me know. Between two of us we could probably expand their play area a little! The ball room is a one-in-one-out (what you need when you're one on two) and the new curious george exhibit space has been pretty manageable in the past. Anyway, if you're game some time, let me know. Good work getting them there!

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  5. Sounds like a fun day. Next time give me a call and we'll meet you there, have'nt been in ages, but use to be members and go all the time!

  6. Good for you for getting you and the kids out there! We still haven't been to the Children's Museum or anything like it. Thanks for a bit of inspiration!


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