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.
What: Fill bushels with apples and search for the scarecrow in the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.
Why: Fancy gourds encourage you to stray from the basic orange.
When: Sat.-Mon., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Clearview Farm, 4 Kendall Hill Rd., Sterling (978-422-0442). Admission is free.
New York International Children’s Film Festival Kid Flix Mix
What: A selection of animated shorts from around the world (ages 3 and up).
Why: Your mini movie buff is known for her sophisticated taste.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline (617-734-2501). Tickets online at coolidge.org. Adults, $7; children, $5.
What: Learn how honey is harvested, hunt for treasures at the annual yard sale, and meet the animals of Blue Hills Trailside Museum.
Why: Whet your whistle with fresh cider.
When: Sat.-Mon., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 1904 Canton Ave., Milton (617-333-0690). Adults and children, $4.
Photo: Courtesy of Plush