Your partner’s three favorite things (in no particular order, of course) are you, your kids, and the fancy new high-definition television.
And rue the day the kids decide to turn the TV into a splatter paint canvas.
Which is why we think you’ll appreciate the SafeTVision screen protector. Made of clear acrylic, the cover keeps your beloved’s beloved flat-screen safe from harm caused by Wii remotes, crayons, curious fingers, and runaway baseballs (as if they would ever be inside your house!).
We tested the screen in our own living room and were surprised by how quickly it installed (for perspective, it took us two years to figure out the remote control). There were no ill effects on the image or reflection issues.
In fact, after we clipped it over the screen, we almost forgot it was there. Until we realized that instead of watching the kids like a hawk, we were actually watching the TV.
Available online at safetvision.net, $49-$129.
LEND AN EAR
What: Settle in for a few yarns from the Father Goose Brigade.
Why: Perhaps you’ll get some tips for bedtime tales.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd., Druid Hills (404-872-5338). Adults, $3; children, $1.
Fall Folk Life Festival
What: Watch blacksmithing and quilting demos, play old-timey games, and give pickling a whirl.
Why: The Rosin Sisters raise a ruckus with their fiddling.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead (404-814-4000). Adults, $16.50; children 13 and up, $13; children 4-12, $11; under 4, free.
What: Watch the adventures of Christopher Robin and his mischievous bear friend.
Why: The chubby cub always gets a round of giggles.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Where: Blackwell Playhouse, 3378 Canton Rd., Marietta. Tickets at 678-213-3311. Adults and children, $8.
Photo: Courtesy of Safetvision.net