You find yourself in a lot of stinky situations.
Dirty diapers, sour spit-up, day-old food in a forgotten crevice under the neck.
Which is why you’ll be happy to catch a whiff of organically scented Bloom Putty. Made from nontoxic silicone rubber, the stretchy putty twists, squeezes, and bounces in fourteen varieties like Buttered Popcorn, Hello Marshmallow, and Melon Splash.
Best of all, research shows pleasing aromas have a positive impact on mood for kids big and small.
In other words, they hit it right on the nose.
Cake Decorating Workshop
What: Little loves pretty up heart-shaped cakes to take home to their valentines.
Why: Gimme some sugar.
When: Sat., 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Young Chefs Academy, Toco Hill Shopping Center, 2903 N. Druid Hills Rd., Druid Hills (404-633-2633). Reservations required.
Beginning Sewing Class
What: Crafty kids (ages 7-12) take in their own machines to learn to sew cool stuff like an iPod case. Fee ($80) includes fabrics.
Why: Teach them to reap what they sew.
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Hoopla, 414 Church St., Decatur (404-371-9485).
Free to Be … You and Me
What: Stage adaptation of the beloved Marlo Thomas book teaches tots that we’re all different.
Why: Show them indepen-dance.
When: Thru Mar. 7. Thurs., 10:30 a.m.; Sat., 1 & 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave., Little Five Points (404-484-8636).
Photo: Courtesy of Bloom Putty