The first few months of parenthood are like one long hangover, without the happy hours or wine-soaked dinners. What makes it tolerable? The charming baby gurgles.
Inspired by their infant daughter and her adorable ramblings (glug, glug, glug), Kristen and Luis Pena founded Glug clothing in 2004. And now, for the first time, the entire collection is available online.
Focusing on comfy fabrics, easy-to-wear designs, and modern graphics, each season Glug guarantees the fit and feel will pass muster with even the pickiest 3 year old.
Look beyond the signature tees and discover roomy cords with snap-back pockets, empire-waist dresses that rest easy over leggings, and this season’s standout: a cozy, sherpa-lined hoodie.
Suffice to say, we’re gaga about it all.
Available online at glugcollection.com, $20-$50.
What: Sugar boogers learn to make treats like popcorn balls and truffles and watch classic holiday movies (ages 4-12).
Why: You get to sample the fruits of his labor.
When: Register now for classes Sat.-Dec. 18.
Where: The Sugar Cube, 210 N. Lee St., Alexandria. To register (required), call 703-548-2868 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15-$30, not including materials fee.
Potato Chip Science
What: Author Allen Kurzweil shows off his spud skills in an array of experiments (ages 6-12).
Why: Guaranteed to keep your tater tot’s attention.
When: Fri., 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Where: Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, rm. 3027 (202-633-1000). Tickets at 202-633-3030 or online at residentassociates.org. Adults, $6; children, $5; under 2, $3.
Toys for Tots
What: Drop off new stuffed animals, puzzles, games, and books.
Why: A teddy goes a long way in brightening someone’s day.
When: Thru Dec. 17. Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: City of Gaithersburg Police Dept., 14 Fulks Corner Ave., Gaithersburg. For info, call 301-258-6400 ext. 3132.
Photo: Courtesy of Glug Collection