Can you take a Baby to Comic Con? This Baby Starfleet Captain says Yes!
So, can you take a baby to Comic Con?
We tried it a couple of years ago, and we weren't the only ones. The short answer is: it depends on the venue, but almost certainly yes you can.
The longer answer is: be prepared to have a different Comic Con than most people!
Some may be wondering, "Why would you take a baby to Comic Con anyway?"
Well, why not?
We like it there, our older kids love it, and we're not inconsiderate to those around us. And for a baby, Comic Con isn't that different from a day out anywhere else with a lot of people around. Plus there are great photo ops 🙂
All in all, it makes for a great family outing.
See? Comic Con is a great family outing! (Older Kids love this stuff. Babies don't know it's scary yet!)
I love these unexpected ways that my almost-teens and toddler cross paths- they all love the Munchkin cards, in their different, completely conflicting ways.
Have you ever had that kind of flu where you feel really achy and miserable? That's what my two-year-old has this week. 'Drooling Slime' might be more accurate, but I think Pukachu says 'Sick Munchkin' better (Tweet this!)
Drooling Slime, from Munchkin, by Steve Jackson Games.
He's been so close to the edge, poor little guy, I'm starting to wonder if there's some kind of flu strain called Depression Flu (my version), or for his age, Tantrum Flu.
This morning he was furious that I threw his snotty tissue away.
Super fun. And now he's asleep 🙂
So looking through the Munchkin cards was much more fun. Munchkin is by Steve Jackson, who I first heard of as the author of Fighting Fantasy interactive game books (anyone else played those?).
Officially, it's a nice Dungeons and Dragons-inspired comedy game with funny cards and lots of cool expansion sets (we've got the space-themed Star Munchkin too). The rules are a little bit complicated, but much easier than Magic the Gathering. And the cards are fun to look at too.
I'll be having my Blue String Pudding for lunches, to continue with the 'Fight Fat After 40' theme of eating carbohydrates earlier in the day, and the blueness is important as I'm counting on our natural human aversion to blue foods to trick myself into eating less of it. Yes that's right: once again I'm deliberately making a lunch I hope I won't want to eat!
So, where to start? I cooked some spaghetti with peas, and added a few drops of blue food colouring:
Cooking Blue String Pudding like The Clangers: Step 1...? (Tweet this! )
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