To break the tedium of play dates (at least for me the kids had a great time) during the so-called "mid-winter" recess. I took the kids out to our local mall where they were having a magic show.
The show took place in an old department store that has been abandoned for a few years. Now they use it for occasional events. But today they had a magician (he was more of a clown) and the kids loved it. Lots of juggling tricks, slight of hand and tons of laughter. It was a nice change of pace.
A funny thing happened. A young mom noticed my Dads Don't Babysit shirt. She said she liked it and took a picture. It's nice that moms are on board to dads being equal parents. Next we need to tackle non-involved/too busy dads.