Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Playwise Kids saved the day!

We (I) had a severe case of cabin fever this morning, so we made a spontaneous decision to head to Columbia to Playwise Kids to play. It's a great big warehouse-sized place with a bunch of different play areas for kids- mostly centered around pretend play. There are about 20 different areas, including a space room, an ambulance and a fire truck (both full-size), some playhouses, an art area, a train area, a puppet theater, a grocery store, a castle, a dress-up and dance area, a computer lab, tons of different things to build with, etc. Even in 5 hours we didn't have time to fully explore each area.



The boys stayed in their favorite area, the "beach" for almost 2 hours before we even moved on to anything else.

Alexander was a supreme charmer today, "adopting" three little 2-year-old girls as his "daughters," making a "team" with a boy his age and burying treasure in the sand together, and just saying adorable things, being sweet and helpful, and generally convincing the other parents that he is an angel! It boggles my mind how he can be such a well-behaved child at times and then... well, that's another blog. He also chose a *lovely* outfit to dance in, and I practiced a skill all parents need to master: holding in the laughter.


Jack generally had a great time as well and conked out on the way home, as expected. Sleep well tonight, guys!

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

That place looks like a blast! I might have to venture there sometime. :-) And I definitly know what you mean about the "2-faced" child. LOL My alex is exactlly the same way, at preschool his teacher called him "the picture of good behavior", I almost busted out laughing when I heard that one. :-P

Tammy said...

Looks like fun! We'll have to check it out one of these days . . . I'm assuming they have somewhere to eat lunch (either bought or packed) since you stayed for 5 hours??

Liz said...

That place looks awesome! I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere for 5 hours...