An important life lesson we’d like to impart to our sons: A man of steel doesn’t have to be as hard as plastic.
Sophie & Lili’s superhero dolls have the power to soften things up. The twelve-inch dolls are handmade from high-quality quilter’s cotton and can be personalized to resemble your little caped crusader.
Choose the skin tone, hair color, and tee/cape combo that best matches your mini. His first initial will be prominently displayed on a shield across the doll’s chest.
And have no fear: Just because they’re squishy doesn’t mean they aren’t tough enough to ward off evil, fight villains, and save the day. They just do it with a more tender touch.
Available online at sophieandlili.com, $30.
Wizard of Oz
What: A journey down the yellow brick road never gets old.
Why: The lively show will have her over the rainbow.
When: Thurs., 11:30 a.m.
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW 5th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets at 954-462-0222 or online at boxoffice.browardcenter.org. Adults and children, $6; lap seats for babies, $3.
The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head
What: Check out the famous spud’s travels to outer space, the jungle, and the sea at the new exhibit.
Why: Tater tots get a kick out of the interactive displays.
When: Thru May 15.
Where: Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy. (305-373-5437). Adults and children, $15; under 1, free.
Gardens Cinema Family Friday
What: Wander the picturesque grounds, and then catch a showing of The Owls of Ga’Hoole.
Why: There are hot dogs and pizza, so take a break from the kitchen.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd. (305-669-6990). Adults and children, $5; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Sophie & Lili