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.
Nest & Cradle Spring Collection
What: Dress her up in simple, sweet pieces ($27-$72) from the locally designed line.
Why: Keep your beach bum cool in breezy Gia sundress.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Nest & Cradle, 6558 Bird Rd. (305-722-2022); online at thenestandcradle.com.
What: Kiddos brush up on their science smarts during the hilarious one-man show.
Why: His goofy goggles alone get a round of giggles.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.
Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale (954-468-3285). Tickets at 954-462-0222 or online at parkerplayhouse.com. Adults and children, $6; lap seats for babies, $3.
National Mom’s Nite Out
What: Enjoy some much-needed you time with free makeovers, margaritas, and more.
Why: You’re first in line for the mini massages.
When: Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. (305-665-6226); Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Doral (305-593-1775).
Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu