When it comes to cooking, you and your little are two peas in a pod.
A Little Helper FunPod, that is.
The genius contraption is a step up from your average stool and safer than standing on a chair. Just place the pod at the kitchen island or countertop edge — a good distance away from anything dangerous — and assign him kid-friendly kitchen tasks like mixing, stirring, or measuring. Four sturdy sides and an adjustable foot plate ensure that your sous chef is right in the heat of things but nowhere near the fire.
Your future Tyler Florence won’t even notice he’s on lockdown. The pod is designed to contain him, not the good times. And unlike other towers on the market, the modest footprint makes it a fit for small kitchens or apartment living.
We can hardly contain ourselves.
Available online at diapers.com, $190.
Art a la Carte Workshops
What: Seasonal craft projects for mini Monets (ages 2-13); register for just one or a few.
Why: First up? Valentine’s, of course. March sessions will focus on shamrocks.
When: Book now for Feb. 10 & 11 and Mar. 9 & 10.
Where: The Art Station Big Shanty, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Rd., Kennesaw (770-514-5930). Registration (required) online at artstationcobb.org. Classes, $5 each.
Balance for Atlanta Moms Meet Up
What: Mingle with other mamas at free sessions hosted by chiropractor Dr. Caroline von Fluegge.
Why: Exactly what you need when you’re knee-deep in diapers.
When: Last Tues. of every month, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Balance Atlanta Family Chiropractic, 360 Pharr Rd., lower lvl. 101, ste. c. R.S.V.P. to 404-261-4848 or online at meetup.com.
Seussical the Musical
What: Dr. Seuss’s tales of mischief and mayhem set to music.
Why: Consider it the who’s who of Whoville.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Fabrefaction Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. (404-876-9468). Tickets online at fabrefaction.org. Adults, $18; children, $13.
Photo: Courtesy of Luca and Company