Once upon a time, before I had kids, my husband and I would spend glorious weekends holed up in our apartment watching entire seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ordering take-out and staying in our pajamas. They were wonderful times – but we were also missing out on the world and all that our wonderful city of Boston has to offer. Kids has definitely changed my attitude. Don’t get me wrong – if anyone wants to babysit some weekend my hubby and I would love to catch up on some episodes of Homeland! On a regular Saturday during the year, it is so important that we have some sort of activity to get us out of the house and break up the day. Bonus points if it adds some culture to our lives.
I start looking for my inspiration on bostoncentral.com It has a great calendar that lists family friendly activities all throughout town. It usually links to the specific event and provides info like what age the activity is for and how much it costs.
This morning I woke up and realized we had an entire free day today. I jumped on bostoncentral and found this amazing production the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra was putting on. An hour before the performance the kids could color, listen to demonstrations and even try out the instruments. My kids loved the trombone! We then saw a very professional and engaging performance of Peter and the Wolf. We were out of the house on a cold November day, spent family time together, and got some culture in all of us!