Yesterday was a Teacher day for the school district, so BB was home with me. I didn't quite know what we were going to do for the day, but it ended up being a father/son shopping day. We started at Target, where we bought a modest science kit (containing such things as baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and dye tablets). Much fun was had for about an hour making fizzing, colorful eruptions. Then we hit a greasy diner, where BB had a cheeseburger and I had fish tacos. We sat by each other poring over his cut-away book on Rome. Then it was to the mall, where we found some new Adidas sneakers for him on clearance. We also went in search of some new briefs. Most of his underwear is 4T, so it was time to invest in something new. We ended up at Gymboree, where they have a continual loop of Bob the Builder and Caillou on a television - it's smart, actually; you're bound to buy more if your kids are occupied. He chose plain briefs over decorated ones. We've also had to throw out all his pirate-themed briefs. He's become anti-pirate for some reason after a violent nightmare about pirates. Maybe in his dream he was forced to walk the plank. We wandered around the mall some more. We visited the pet store, where the puppies and hamsters are cute. He got to hold some kind of horned lizard. It's a popular place for kids. The teenagers were starting to take over the mall as we left. Finally, we went grocery shopping for dinner. I hurried home to get dinner into the oven. I let him have a (health-food) chocolate pudding for snack. BB took it all in stride. New shoes, new underwear, chocolate for snack - what's next, he said?
The result of our experiments: