Decoding kids is a full-time job. Was that an I-ate-a-cupcake-and-now-I’m-crashing meltdown or an I-feel-a-cold-coming-on-and-I’m-2-and-can’t-tell-you catastrophe?
Either way, we’re grateful for the simple things, like Boy + Girl, a new collection of understated clothing for — you guessed it — boys and girls. Founded by fashion industry vet Christine Chang (Nike, Ralph Lauren), it fills the gap left in the marketplace by, er, the Gap.
There’s no flash or dazzle, just straight-up, laid-back, wash-and-wear sweatshirts with raw edges; wide-neck striped tees; and muted pastel peasant tops constructed from silk/linen blends.
It’s easy does it with fleece sweatpants cut like chinos, ankle-zipper leggings, and cotton twirling skirts with wide, ruched waistbands. Lightweight square blankets in linen and cotton work overtime as scarves for mom and dad — and that’s as complicated as the collection gets.
Available online at shopboyandgirl.com, $32-$98.
Wings Down Under: a Parrot Feeding Adventure
What: Australian birds in Technicolor fly freely about the new aviary.
Why: Spring for seeds ($3) and they’ll eat right out of your hand.
When: Daily, noon-4:30 p.m.
Where: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St. (305-251-0400). Adults & teens, $16; children 3-12, $12; under 2, free.
Snoopy: the Musical
What: Charles Schulz’s characters sing and dance across the stage.
Why: Watch the comic strip come to life.
When: Sat., 2 & 7 p.m.
Where: Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables (305-666-2078). Tickets online at vendini.com. Adults, $25-$35; children, $10-$15.
Idea@thebass Family Day
What: Stop by to make a magic pop-up book with your bambino.
Why: Wave a wand over the “Mommy, I’m boreds.”
When: Sun., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-673-7530). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Boy + Girl