You’d like to think having kids has made you more honest. But it’s only increased your appreciation of the little white lie.
Especially if said lie comes packed with nutrients.
Open wide for AlternaVites Kids vitamins. The sweet, candylike powder pours right into your kiddo’s mouth and instantly melts away — think Pixy Stix without any sugar or preservatives. The formulation includes seventeen vitamins and minerals specifically chosen for growing bodies ages 4 and up.
There’s no doubt littles are attracted to the magic of strawberry bubble gum and raspberry cotton candy crystals dissolving on their tongues, but what we like most is that you can mix packets into smoothies and yogurt or sprinkle them on cereal and fruit for an extra health boost.
For parents who worry about allergies, AlternaVites are free of eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.
And that’s the whole truth.
Available online at alternavites.com, $16.
Photo: Courtesy of AlternaVites
What: Check out The Art of Video Games exhibit, makes crafts, and test your skills at old-school favorites like Missile Command.
Why: Show your squirt you’re still a pro at Super Mario.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th St. NW, at F St. (202-633-1000). Admission is free.
Erik Johnson Silhouettes
What: After a fully booked appearance last fall, the third-generation artist returns.
Why: He works so quickly, Miss Antsy Pants won’t have a chance to squirm.
When: Book now (while there’s space) for Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Monday’s Child, 218 N. Lee St., Alexandria (703-548-3505). Cost is $25.
What: Grab a spot on the curb and watch Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s elephants and performers march through the streets.
Why: Want more? The circus stays in town all week.
When: Parade, Tues., 8 p.m. Shows, Thurs., 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Parade starts at Virginia Ave. SE, at New Jersey Ave. Map online at maps.google.com. Info at 866-683-3670. Show, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, at 7th St. (202-628-3200). Tickets at 800-551-7328 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $14-$110.