Things about toddlerdom that trump grown-up life:
1. Unlimited mac ’n’ cheese.
2. Afternoon naps.
3. Coloring books.
4. Daily hairdressing.
Really, the only thing we had over our kids was fleece-lined tights.
Now that gig is up, thanks to Plush legwear’s new line of cozy tights for girls.
Say good-bye to endless mommy-daughter battles over cotton/nylon/spandex-blend leggings that are not warm enough for winter. Dress her instead in tights that hide a thin layer of fleece for extra insulation.
Choose from pink, navy, gray, brown, and black (all colors come in footless and footed styles) to match any outfit. And don’t worry about finicky dressers; the fleece is so thin, her party shoes will glide on without bunching the tights or crunching her toes.
Good luck explaining that it’s boot season.
Available online at plush-apparel.com, $30.
Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival
What: Catch a few concerts and then head to the children’s area for face painting, cookie decorating, and more.
Why: Mini rockers add crafty touches to ukuleles.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; children’s area, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village, E. Lake Dr., at Oakview Rd., Decatur. Free.
Ready, Set, Read Preschool Story Time
What: Free finger plays and songs for budding bookworms.
Why: Now he knows his ABCs.
When: Thru Nov. 15. Tues., 11:30 a.m.
Where: Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs (404-303-6130).
Scarecrows in the Garden
What: Take a peek at dozens of kooky characters scattered throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Why: Your little pumpkin is counting down the days ’til Halloween.
When: Thru Oct. 30. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown (404-876-5859). Adults and teens, $19; children 3-12, $13; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Plush