The kids are always underfoot. You’ve learned to live with that. But the paint-stained, juice-drenched carpet under their feet you could do without.
Stand your ground with a custom floorcloth from textile artist Hilary Law.
All of Law’s floorcloths are made from heavyweight cotton canvas, hand-painted with water-based paints (house calls available to help you choose colors), and finished with multiple layers of polyurethane — which makes them a cinch to keep clean.
The difference will floor you.
Available online at hilarylawdesign.com.
Bedtime Stories Pajama Party
What: Storytellers, a make-your-own hot chocolate bar, and local authors’ books for sale, with proceeds going to nonprofit ReadBoston.
Why: Book it there.
When: Fri., 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square (617-532-5017).
Miss Nelson Is Missing
What: A musical take on the funny book about a misbehaved class, performed by the Boston Children’s Theatre.
Why: You like class clowns.
When: Feb. 27 & 28, 2 p.m.
Where: The Grand Lodge of Masons, 186 Tremont St., Downtown Crossing. Info at 617-424-6634.
Preschool Discovery Day Education and Innovation Expo
What: Get a crash course in Boston preschools, while kids try yoga, dance, and participate in a language demo.
Why: Get schooled.
When: Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough, 5400 Computer Dr., Westborough. Register at 508-366-5511.
Photo: Courtesy of Hilary Law