Beating The Heat

As the parent of a two-year-old (and a stay-at-home father), I’m always looking for new indoor places to take my little dude. Outdoor parks are great, but after 9 AM the heat becomes unbearable for both of us. We’ve hit every shopping mall in the area, from Altamonte to Fashion Square, Seminole Town Centre to Mall at Millenia, and the Florida Mall as well.

Storytimes at our local libraries are great; we usually hit Barnes and Noble in the Altamonte Mall on Wednesdays at 11, either the Casselberry or Longwood Library on Thursday mornings, and Altamonte Public Library on Fridays at 11.

I read on this site about the 2 dollar movie theaters in Altamonte, and those would be great if my son would sit still long enough to enjoy a film or at least not disrupt those around us. We made it through 10 minutes of “Because of Winn-Dixie” (ugh) and a whopping five minutes of “Robots.”

Any fellow parents with some good indoor activities for a restless 2-year-old and his dad? I’d definitely appreciate some feedback, and thanks for taking the time to read this. It’s nice to be on board.

3 Comments so far

  1. Solonor (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 1:38 pm

    The Science Center used to be good for our kids, because there’s all kinds of knobs and buttons and stuff for them to interact with. I’m not sure if 2 is quite old enough for it, but it would definitely give you a workout chasing him around the place! :)

  2. AnnMarie (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 6:13 pm

    Chuck E Cheese has the kids meals now, I am pretty sure they’re less than $5 and come with tokens and pizza. I took my son there for a while before he started school and he loved it.

  3. dawn (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 6:53 pm

    Welcome aboard Drew. We look forward to new and interesting perspectives. As for ideas… we used to get annual passes and go to Sea World for like half a day. Especially when they are under three (FREE!). We’d go for a little bit and then go home.

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