Today, since the weather was yucky (cold, rainy, windy), we met some friends at Monkey Joe's in Wheaton. Monkey Joe's is one of those indoor play places that has a bunch of inflated bouncy thingamajiggies in which kids jump and fall over and bounce and crash into each other.... We heard that Monkey Joe's had a little toddler bouncy area for kids 3 and under, and while that still sounded like it might be a bit rough for Sonia and her pre-walker buddies, we thought we'd give it a try. BOY, did Sonia love it! This little goofball could not stop smiling and laughing. She crawled around all of the blow-up obstacles (like a sea serpent, a swordfish, and a turtle) and would occasionally pause to get up on her knees and smack a crocodile while bellowing and screeching like a crazed monkey.
Sonia thought it was hilarious that she could fall over and do faceplants without really hurting herself. I have to be careful not to take her to Monkey Joe's too often lest she forget that the ground in most of the world is pretty darn solid!
Silly me-- I had taken one look at the toddler bouncy area and guessed that Sonia might be a bit overwhelmed.... Not so much! Shows how much I know. I still think I like Little Monkey Bizness better, but Monkey Joe's was pretty darn fun for The Great Sosini.
6 more days until Sonia turns 1!