In your race to get outside and play this morning (finally, it’s May!), you failed to notice one important detail: the rain.
If spring showers have you (and your kids) running in circles, it can’t hurt to add a couple more offenders to the mix: Rubbabu Torino racers. Made from natural foam and covered in a velvetlike material, the soft hot rod wheelies ricochet off walls and furniture without leaving so much as a scratch.
The Torino racing set includes two cars and a racetrack play mat (with markers) to facilitate the action. However, once our kids turned the corner, there was no stopping them down the hardwood straightaway of the hall.
Until we waved the checkered flag.
Available online at rubbabutoys.com, $25.
Spring Cupcake Flavors
What: Go wild for over-the-top creations like root beer float and the cherry-bedecked ice cream sundae.
Why: The just-released Gubble Bum has colorful gum balls baked into the batter. Chew on that.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Butter Cafe & Bakery, 935 East St., Walpole (508-668-2123).
Mother’s Day Spa Packages
What: Tell ’em to spoil you with luxurious services like facials and deep-conditioning hair treatments ($125-$150).
Why: You’re due for some much-needed you time.
When: Purchase by Sun.
Where: Naz Kupelian Salon, 311 Woburn St., Lexington (781-676-7791).
What: Stroll through The Arnold Arboretum, watch a puppet show, and get a fake tattoo.
Why: Find a prime picnic spot under the blossoming trees.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain (617-524-1718). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu