Long time, no post. Sorry everybody! Things have been a little hectic around here. And I’ve learned first hand that trying to start homeschooling full steam with a new baby is…an insane proposition. Anyhoo…Roo is almost four months old and basically sleeping through the night, so hopefully our schedule will be a lot more stable from here on out.
A couple of weeks ago, we got the chance to visit the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (www.inkfun.org). It’s a child’s pretend town where kids can engage in all sorts of grown-up professions.
As you can tell from the first pic, one of the biggest draws is the indoor playground. We literally spent the first hour just sitting there watching Tigger play and, naturally, bounce around. After dragging her away, we started actually seeing some of the exhibits.
Here’s the fam on the fire truck. Christopher Robin seems to be having the most fun, huh? Then it was on the doctor’s office…
Tigger gives Daddy a checkup.
Pooh was taken with the medicine bottles. A future pharmacist, perhaps? After getting checked out, we stopped at my favorite place, the restaurant.
Tigger served up what she said was a hamburger (it was really pretend baked beans, but we didn’t want to spoil it for her).
I don’t know what she put on that pizza, but it was delicious!
Pooh makes a selection at the jukebox. Afterward, we had some letters to mail, so we went to the post office.
Tigger waits on Daddy behind the counter.
Pooh delivers some high-priority mail. We needed to do grocery shopping, but of course, we had to go to the bank to get our spending money.
Tigger went to work on our account.
Daddy celebrates our newfound riches. It’s probably the most money we’ll ever see. =D
The bank just didn’t seem to do it for Pooh and Roo. So we went to every child’s favorite place, the dentist’s office. (sarcasm intended)
Tigger worked on a stuffed lion. He had really big teeth for some reason. It was actually a little creepy….We hurried off to take x-rays.
Tigger donned a lead apron and went to work.
After reviewing the x-rays, Tigger understood why his teeth were so big. Turns out he wasn’t a real lion. Mystery solved! We went shopping.
Items galore and no prices! Why don’t they have stores like this for adults?
Tigger filled her basket with enough food to make dinner. So we headed home to eat.
Overall, we had a great time! I definitely recommend INK as a low-tech, family-friendly attraction. It’s a nice change to go to a place that inspires imaginative play instead of stifling it.