Hey, sunshine. We’re gonna pull up a seat and hope you stay awhile.
Protect the littlest beach bums from strong rays with a cabana for one. The pop-up tent has built-in UPF 50+ and a carry case, making it perfect for families on the go.
You could sit all day on a lounge chair and do nothing. Your toddler, however, prefers a little swing in his Adirondack. Prairie Leisure’s all-wood chair swing comes in six bright colors, including red and yellow, and can be hung from a tree (quaint), porch (charming), or swing set (lucky you with the backyard).
From lanyards to popsicles, an old-school picnic table is the perfect place to craft and snack. Susan Bridgefarmer creates each table to order from more than 50 colors, all sealed with a protective coating to weather whatever summer has in store.
Mother’s Day Spa Packages
What: Special combos like The Diva Mom (makeup lesson, brow shaping) and The Express Mom (haircut, facial, brow shaping) make for some serious pampering.
Why: Daddies need a little hint sometimes.
When: Thru June 30.
Where: Naz Kupelian Salon, 311 Woburn St., Lexington (781-676-7791), $100-$150.
The Little Mermaid
What: A curious mermaid learns a valuable lesson while venturing away from home in this adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. For kids ages 5 and up.
Why: There was life before Disney.
When: Thru May 16. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, The Fenway. Tickets at 617-879-2300 or online at ovationtix.com. Adults and children, $15-$25.
Bookbinding and Boxes
What: Learn basic techniques for making one-of-a-kind baby books, photo albums, and more.
Why: A reason to actually print out those photos.
When: Tues.-May 25. Book now for classes every Tues., 7:45-9:45 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St. (617-267-4430). Register online at bcae.org. Class, $141; materials, $12.
Photo: Courtesy of When I Was Your Age