Your partner’s three favorite things (in no particular order, of course) are you, your kids, and the fancy new high-definition television.
And rue the day the kids decide to turn the TV into a splatter paint canvas.
Which is why we think you’ll appreciate the SafeTVision screen protector. Made of clear acrylic, the cover keeps your beloved’s beloved flat-screen safe from harm caused by Wii remotes, crayons, curious fingers, and runaway baseballs (as if they would ever be inside your house!).
We tested the screen in our own living room and were surprised by how quickly it installed (for perspective, it took us two years to figure out the remote control). There were no ill effects on the image or reflection issues.
In fact, after we clipped it over the screen, we almost forgot it was there. Until we realized that instead of watching the kids like a hawk, we were actually watching the TV.
Available online at safetvision.net, $49-$129.
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AKA Bistro’s Kids’ Menu
What: Wean him off predictable options with French delicacies that please petite palates (croque monsieur, snails à la bourguignonne).
Why: He’ll swear frog legs taste just like chicken.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln (781-259-9920).
What: Dress like a bumpkin, press apple cider, and take old clothes to make scarecrows.
Why: Put Daddy’s ratty sweatpants to good use.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton (508-230-3789). Adults and children, $8; family maximum, $30.
What: Make a beeswax candle and learn how honey was used during colonial times.
Why: Sample different types of the sweet stuff.
When: Thru Sept. 26. Sat. & Sun., noon-4:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield (413-775-7214). Adults, $12; children, $5; under 6, free.
Photo: Courtesy of PBandU