There comes a time in your relationship with your toddler when you've got to plan the perfect mommy and me date. The kind of day that will be tons of fun for your little one, and a pretty good time for mom as well. This can be challenging. After all, your kid may love being pushed in the swing for hours, but is that really how you want to spend an afternoon? With sore arms and repetition? I think not.
Instead, try these five locations on for size, and see if you can't entertain your toddler while enjoying yourself as well.
1. The Diner Meal
Whether it's lunch or breakfast, eating out can be challenging with kids. That's why god invented the diner. There are plenty of options for everyone to eat, and no one is going to complain (or charge you extra) if your toddler isn't able to sit still the entire time. Also, fast service, which means you won't be hanging out waiting for the dessert menu when your kiddo needs to beat it.
2. The Mall
Yes, the mall is probably more fun for you, but it's still awesome for all involved. First hit the food court, then any fun shopping for yourself. Then blow your kid's mind with the following options: Trolley ride, Pottery Barn Kids, water slide. Your mall has that, right? Or have I just been in California too long?
3. The Arcade
A popular place for teenagers, or those exactly half your age, and quadruple your toddler's. So obviously this makes sense. See if your kid doesn't love the driving or dance-off games. She will, and so will you.
4. Your Local Firehouse
Make sure it's not in the middle of an emergency, but if you head there during some downtime, you'll have some friendly firefighters who just might let your little guy or gal up on the truck. And what do you get? Well, the view, of course.
5. Indoor Playspace With Coffee Bar and Wi-Fi
Need I explain? It's heavenly, try it.
Where do you take your toddler on a date?