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March 16, 2009

March Break Tip #2 - Out To Lunch

Today's March Break activity tip is to go out to lunch. Well, not just lunch. It's a whole take the bus and subway downtown, visit my prince's place of work and go to lunch. It's a big deal in our house.
  • Because going on public transit is - for some reason - fun for kids (they'll change that tune when they get their driver's license - ask for the keys to the car - but get a bus ticket instead).
  • Because going to a place of work is - for some reason - fun for kids. At my prince's place of work - it's like trick or treating for my kids. Every desk has a candy dish and they come home with quite the sugar haul.
  • Because - kids wonder what parents do all day when they are at school/daycare (a sort of philosophical quandary: Do parents exist when children are not around?)
In general (and if you do not work for the crown) parents enjoy showing off their children - for a few minutes - in the workplace. A quick visit is a good activity.

Take advantage; have the kids dress a little nicer and perhaps - get out of the yoga wear yourself.

Food Tip: stay away from McDonalds. It is proven anti-Newton theory: What goes down must always come back up

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3 Comments:

At March 16, 2009 at 10:02 a.m. , Anonymous Sharon said...

Public Transit is always a big hit with both my boys. We like to have a "Fun Train Day" twice a year. Take the train downtown, take subway up to Bloor, visit hubby, take subway to Train and train home again. Takes up the whole bloody day and they're thrilled.

 
At March 16, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. , Blogger Karen said...

My kids don't have that trouble with McDonald's and it is always a highlight for them when the toy of the week is a cool one!

 
At March 16, 2009 at 10:48 a.m. , Blogger Parent Club said...

Sharon - it does take up the whole day. I like it and hate it at the same time.

Karen - I admit - sometimes we hit Mcds just for the toy and a muffin. But the fries and all that?...I have a good story about projectile vomit and french fries. I'll tell you one day if you would like.

 

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