There’s nothing better than a good, long nap.
He sleeps off his case of the crankies; you get a little time to yourself.
Which is why we’re giving the nod to the Little Giraffe Napsack. Ideal for midday siestas, the three-piece set includes a chenille pillow, toddler-size blanket, and satin carrier to keep it all together.
Whether you’re on the road, in a plane, at Grandma’s or day care, release the pillow and blanket from the straps and have him hunker down for some snoozing.
But what we love most about the cushion and blankie are the satin borders — known in our house as the perfect material to rub between your finger and thumb as you drift off to sleep.
Available online at littlegiraffe.com, $95.
Russian Winter Festival
What: Storytelling, dancing, and a visit from the Snow Maiden and Grandfather Frost.
Why: Craft headdresses or hats to make the perfect Slavic fashion statement.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW (202-686-5807). Adults, $18; children 6-18, $5; under 6, free.
Santa Railway Express
What: Climb aboard the festive train for treats and activities.
Why: A prime time for tykes to tell Saint Nick what’s on their list.
When: Thru Dec. 13. Mon., 1:25-3:30 p.m.
Where: King Street Union Station, 1900 King St., Alexandria. Tickets available (in person only) at Whistle Stop Hobbies, 130 S. Royal St., Alexandria (703-549-4912). Adults and children, $25.
What: Check out shimmering displays throughout the National Zoo’s grounds.
Why: You can duck into animal houses to shake off the shivers.
When: Thru Jan. 1. See schedule online at nationalzoo.si.edu.
Where: Smithsonian National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW (202-633-4800). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Giraffe
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