James and Kevin outside the LI Children's Museum
We started with the temporary exhibit-- Bloodsuckers-- which was not a fun Twilight or True Blood exhibit, but a sobering one about bloodsucking bugs. I learned quite a bit about my bug nemesis the mosquito, but nothing new that I can actually employ against them.
James playing some kind of tick and mosquito game
He is not winning.
A huge gross tick
I looked around and there was a sand area and a water area, but both would have made James ill-suited to ride back in the car with us. The other areas were mostly classes, so we took James to the toddler area behind a big school-bus-shaped door. It was a little area full of entertaining things for tots, but it was a little mini Wild West of stealing and pushing. We stayed on James as best we could, as even the little tiny areas were somewhat accessible. At least James had a great time.
James playing with a little town map full of movable vehicles
Toddler area clearing out as it gets close to closing time
James working at a bodega/grocery store like his Cuban and Irish great-grandparents
Running out of the construction excavator