My son turned 2 years old this year. Admit it, right now when you read that line you thought, "oh no--terrible two's." So far the only thing terrible about Luc turning two is the incessant question from family, friends, and complete strangers, "when are you going to have another?" It's amazing how many people feel it is their duty to make sure my son has siblings. In fact, when Luc was six weeks old I was at the grocery store when the cashier smiled and asked, "how old is he?" I said, "six weeks." She said, "is he an only child?" I said, "well, uhh, he's my first." She replied with sadness in her voice, "Awww! An only child!" I suppose she would have been happier if I had had twins.
With one child, I'm still pretty independent. With one swoop I have him on my hip and we're out the door. All I need is a sippy cup and snacks. There's an extra diaper and wipes in the glove compartment. No more diaper bags for me. I work so the times I have with Luc are very special. I never do the laundry, clean the house, wash the dishes, or run errands when I'm with Luc. If we must go to the grocery store we only go to places that have those great mini-grocery carts and we run down the aisles. (
is great for that--Grand Union has them too but it annoys me that I have to turn over the keys to my vehicle in exchange for the cart.)
This summer I am taking Friday's off for "Luc and Mom" days. I've been told a million times how fast babies grow. I agree, and that's why I don't intend to miss a minute of it.
Here are a few of the places Luc and I have managed to have TONS of fun!
Rainy Day Fun!
Fun 4 All in Port Jefferson
This place is really great. They have a ton of fun things to do! It's a little pricey ($8 or so per child per visit) but the packages are well worth it. I think it was $30 bucks for 3 months worth of visits.
in Lake Grove is another good place to go. I personally don't like them as much because of all the noise the arcade games make.. but, of course that's what makes it fun for kids. They have a pretty large climbing maze in the back that can be fun. Be prepared to take your shoes off and crawl around. (I'm telling you to wear nice socks or paint your toe-nails. hehehehe)
When it gets really hot and muggy out (and it will) take your kids to the playground at Robert Moses State Park (I can't believe they don't have a website). Field 5. Here's why it's great: tons of stuff to do, free in the evenings (and before the official start of summer) and you get the best cool breeze off the ocean.
We also really like the
Long Island Game Farm.
It has a nice mix of animals and playground type stuff.
Online Art Contest!
Cute baby photo contest coming up next!
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