Last week, on one of my days off, I felt the itch to get out and do something different with Reese. Our pool doesn't open until 2:30, which tends to fly a little too close to the "in-between-naps meltdown" sun. I packed a lunch, towels, all the necessary "water sport" items we require and after her morning nap we headed downtown.
One of the HUGE benefits of not yet moving to 'burbs is that we are centrally located to pretty much everything in Cincinnati. We may pay a stupid amount of taxes for schools we'll never use and plummet in to potholes every 5 feet...but damn if we aren't in a great location. I figured what the hell...if it was a bust we were only giving up about 30 minutes of our day. Well.....we had a blast.
Reese is still quite little so I was a little worried that she would be terrified or completely uninterested, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Being the water bug that she is, she was lovvvvving it (mental pat on the back, mama). She braved the big kids and made her way right into the middle of the foutains. My kid is awesome.
We had so much fun we came back over the weekend with Tom. After the usual and very sad carseat-screaming-drama and unexpected parking snafu's we had a blast, yet again.
It should be noted that Washington Park has tons of events going on all the time so check the website for details. I know there is a huge city flea market, fitness and yoga classes on the grass and even concerts and parties. If you're in the area check it out!