The dinner table bases are loaded.
Mom (the multitasker) has first, second, and third covered. Dad is out in left field. And baby is pitching a mean lasagna.
Meanwhile, big sister and big brother are in perfect position: in front of their custom Alphabet Plates.
Designed by a Miami mother of three, the adorable mealtime must-haves are 100 percent BPA free, dishwasher safe, and virtually unbreakable. Emblazoned with smart graphics in bright colors, plates can be personalized with your child’s name, initials, physical appearance (hair, eye and skin color, eyeglasses), sport, or favorite food (pasta, pancakes, hamburger).
There are also place mats to help teach kids place setting details in English, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, French, or German.
For those looking to really knock it out of the park.
Mommy and Me Music and Movement Classes
What: Beginning ballet for you and your 3- or 4-year-old.
Why: Togetherness is the pointe.
When: Starts Sept. 10. Thurs., 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach (305-929-7007).
The Last Lap
What: Final week of the world-famous, spring water pool’s summer hours (swimmers ages 3 and up).
Why: Take the plunge.
When: Thru Sept. 7. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables (305-460-5306).
A Haircut for a Cause
What: New dos for only $25 benefit Kids Hope United child welfare agency.
Why: Helping out is a snip.
When: Sept. 13. Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Joseph’s Salon, 14973 S. Dixie Hwy. (305-233-5291).