Can You Take A Baby to Comic Con?

Can you take a Baby to Comic Con? This Baby Starfleet Captain says Yes!

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.

Taking a Baby to Comic Con: Older Kids love this stuff. Babies don't even know it's scary.

See? Comic Con is a great family outing! (Older Kids love this stuff. Babies don't know it's scary yet!)



Anyway...

Tips for the Tricky Parts First:

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Why I don’t drink ‘Lemon Water’ in the Mornings

I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook lately about how we should all be drinking Lemon Water in the mornings.

That is, instead of a cup of tea, then another cup of tea, then a cup of coffee, and then maybe another cup of coffee, we should pour hot water on a slice of lemon and drink that.

No.

And here's why not:

Why I don't drink Lemon Water in the Mornings: "This little girl plays with her toys while Mummy and Daddy have a drink of tea or coffee..."

Ladybird Toddler Books: My Day 
(That's right: Their day)



Let's take a closer look at this 1983 classic...
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Got a Sick Munchkin so that makes this Pukachu Week

Welcome, Pukachu

Got a Sick Munchkin this week? Here's Pukachu, from Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games.

Pukachu, from Munchkin, by Steve Jackson Games. Find it at Target

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.

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.

Find out more at Board Game Geek.

When my older kids are sick, we can still play a table top game. When my little one is sick, there are stories, TV, and pictures.

Either way, there's no sci-fi diet plan this week, just an update about why not. I've got plans for the next few weeks though, so...

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A Blue String Pudding Recipe for my Clangers Diet

Blue String Pudding (Cordon Bleu, anyone? 🙂 ) is the Clangers' favourite food, along with soup from the Soup Dragon, so of course I'd have to make some for my Clangers Diet this week!

It's a fun recipe to make with kids, if you're ok with the food colouring (see the links section below for some natural blue food colouring options).


BBC: The Clangers, © Smallfilms, Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate. Find more of the Clangers on Amazon UK

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

Cooking Blue String Pudding like The Clangers: Step 1...? (Tweet this! )

 

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