Sunday, June 5, 2011
Mosaic with Two Young Kids - Not Recommended
We started the evening at the South America pavilion where things started off just fine. We took a look around, observed the various booths with South American products and watched some of their traditional dances. Both Aleena and Connor were happy to look around and curious about what we were doing. We didn't stay too long before we headed to the Exhibition grounds to hit a few pavilions all in the same location.
Next up was the Phillipines! I always enjoy this one and often see some of my students working or visiting there but didn't see anyone I knew this year. We bought a plate full of local favourites and sat down for a few minutes to eat. We had some rice, noodles, egg rolls, and kebabs. Connor refused to eat anything and Aleena gulped down a lot of rice! We watched the fantastic bamboo dancing which I always love to watch and then managed to squeeze our way out. It's really just too crowded at these pavilions for a stroller or a two year old racing around.
My mantra at the start of the day was "If we can do Disney World, we can do Mosaic". I was dead wrong. Disney World = Child-Friendly. Mosaic = NOT Child-Friendly. I realize that it's unrealistic to ask for high chairs or any understanding for people like us that attempt to attend an event that's not accomodating for young children but it's also kind of upsetting sometimes. I want to go out with our family and not be cooped up so we'll continue to try attending these events from time to time. We will be getting a babysitter for Mosaic next year, however.
We made three pavilions before Aleena experienced a total melt down. Connor was also totally exhausted and not co-operating at that point either. Aleena cried the whole way home...
I still love Mosaic...but not with a one year old and two year old.
In much happier news, I've got everything ready to go for another review and giveaway. I just need to write it up so I'll try to do it tomorrow night if all goes well. There will even be some super cute video of Connor as he discovered something new just for him. The giveaway itself is for boys or girls of any age. Oh, and give a quick click to Top Mommy Blogs for me if you could! Thanks!
Posted by Trudy at 9:34 PM