In your race to get outside and play this morning (finally, it’s May!), you failed to notice one important detail: the rain.
If spring showers have you (and your kids) running in circles, it can’t hurt to add a couple more offenders to the mix: Rubbabu Torino racers. Made from natural foam and covered in a velvetlike material, the soft hot rod wheelies ricochet off walls and furniture without leaving so much as a scratch.
The Torino racing set includes two cars and a racetrack play mat (with markers) to facilitate the action. However, once our kids turned the corner, there was no stopping them down the hardwood straightaway of the hall.
Until we waved the checkered flag.
Available online at rubbabutoys.com, $25.
What: Visit the Tom Thumb’s Children’s Area, watch quackers skedaddle at the duck races, and snack on funnel cakes.
Why: Wear out your ever-energetic tyke at the karate obstacle course.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 3:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Trinity Park, at University Dr., Fort Worth (817-332-1055). Tickets online at mayfest.org. Adults and children 13 and up, $8; children, $5; under 6, free.
Plano Children’s Medical Clinic Baby Shower
What: Donate diaper bags filled with bottles, shampoo, and other essentials.
Why: Give newborns and infants in need a warm welcome.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: 1407 14th St., Plano (972-801-9689).
National Train Day
What: Check out model railroads, tour sleeping cars, and more.
Why: Vintage choo-choos offer a peek into the past.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Union Station, behind train station, 400 S. Houston St. Participation is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu