An important life lesson we’d like to impart to our sons: A man of steel doesn’t have to be as hard as plastic.
Sophie & Lili’s superhero dolls have the power to soften things up. The twelve-inch dolls are handmade from high-quality quilter’s cotton and can be personalized to resemble your little caped crusader.
Choose the skin tone, hair color, and tee/cape combo that best matches your mini. His first initial will be prominently displayed on a shield across the doll’s chest.
And have no fear: Just because they’re squishy doesn’t mean they aren’t tough enough to ward off evil, fight villains, and save the day. They just do it with a more tender touch.
Available online at sophieandlili.com, $30.
The Slappy & Monday Show
What: Kiddos get a kick out of the silly vaudeville performance.
Why: Created by vets of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, the act is full of goofy gags.
When: Sat., 1 & 4 p.m. (Also Feb. 12.)
Where: Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse, The Palaestra, 4335 Beltwood Pkwy. N. Tickets at 214-369-4849 or online at slappysplayhouse.com. Adults, $9; children, $8; under 3, free.
Chinese New Year Celebration
What: Create paper lanterns, do yoga inspired by animals of the zodiac, and slurp bubble tea.
Why: Visit hippity-hoppity friends at the petting zoo (it’s the year of the rabbit, of course).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St. (214-979-6430). Admission is free.
Bearly Bedtime Story Time
What: Take teddy along to hear a tale or two.
Why: Books sound even better when you’re dressed in cozy pajamas.
When: Tues., 7 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St., Fort Worth (817-871-7701). Participation is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Sophie & Lili