One sleepyhead’s lullaby (crashing waves from a sound machine) is another child’s nightmare.
Tune into something more musically inclined with a Woon iDoll. The plush bedtime companions are what happens when a Sleep Sheep meets an Uglydoll meets your iPod.
Just customize a soothing playlist on your MP3 player (we found a combination of ’80s lite rock and John Denver worked like Ambien), set the volume (remember, it will be muffled by the doll), slip it into the side pocket, and use the Velcro loop to attach it to the crib, car seat, or stroller.
Though the little doll isn’t flawless (it took us awhile to get our iPod in place without triggering different playlists), it certainly mirrors our parenting sensibility better than any fuzzy animal with womb noises mysteriously emanating from its belly.
In other words, it’s anything but a snore.
What: Check out live specimens, do crafts, and search for the mysterious mollusks on a self-guided hunt.
Why: Imitate the slimy critters in the human slug race.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville (360-832-6117). Adults and teens, $17; children 5-12, $12; children 3-4, $9; under 3, free.
Lilo & Stitch
What: Take a comfy chair along for a free screening of the Disney flick. Did we mention free popcorn?
Why: The rambunctious alien makes Rover look like an angel.
When: Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park (206-366-3333).
What: A free celebration of the summery fruit with carnival games, face painting, and clowns.
Why: Save room for shortcake.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Crossroads International Park, NE Eighth St., at 164th Ave. NE, Bellevue. Info at 425-450-1049.
Photo: Courtesy of Woon