After your tenth trip down the inflatable slide, you vowed to seek out more relaxing mommy-and-me activities.
Put your feet up at Rock Candy Salon + Spa. The just-opened North Center haven pampers adults and kiddos alike with services you can indulge in together. Everything from pedicures and manicures to haircuts is done in a refreshingly sophisticated setting (read: not a toy-car chair in sight).
Using pedicure bowls sized for tiny feet, aestheticians rub the sillies out and create fun toenail art. For boys, there’s a deep-cleaning pedi complete with “green slime.” Haircuts and styles (anything from elegant braids to edgy spikes) are done with organic, good-for-you products.
If you’re feeling ambitious, ask them to throw your cutie a full-blown princess party. All you have to do is foot the bill. Talk about happily ever after.
Rock Candy Salon + Spa, 4141 North Lincoln Avenue, at Warner Avenue (773-883-3000 or rockcandysalonandspa.com).
Lake View Play Group
What: Show cabin fever who’s boss with new friends, music, movement, art projects, and more.
Why: Chair massages ($1 per minute) put parents at ease.
When: Weekly, Wed. & Fri., 9:30-11 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison St., at Broadway St. To register, call 773-281-2655. Families, $5-$9 per session.
How to Survive a Fairy Tale
What: The world premiere play traces the adventures of a young boy on his madcap quest through a mysterious forest. Best for kiddos 5 and up.
Why: Fun with frogs, princesses, and gruff billy goats.
When: Thru Feb. 26.
Where: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., at Farwell Ave. Tickets at 773-761-4477 or online at web.ovationtix.com. Adults and children, $15.
Little Miss Ann Band
What: Put on your dancy pants and rock out to family-friendly indie folk.
Why: Tucker them out for nap time.
When: Sun., noon.
Where: Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont St., at Hoyne Ave. (773-281-4444). Tickets online at ticketweb.com. Adults and children, $6.
Photo: Courtesy of Rock Candy Salon + Spa