We started out at a place called The Wonder Place for kids eight and under. It was an experience. I'm not sure who was more shell-shocked, the Monster or me. I think he did better with the sensory overload than I did. I'm afraid that if this is what it is going to take to get him socialized he may become as agoraphobic as his mother.
Luckily the weather could not have been better for entertaining two little boys. We left the Wonder Place after about an hour and headed to Reservoir Park. We swung until we (the moms, not the monsters) were sick of swinging.
Then we hit the strollers and walked till dark. The little monsters even made it through a meal at Olive Garden. Finally the tunes of Barney put them to sleep in the parking lot under the glow of the K-Mart lights while we waited for the guys to meet up with us after the game. It was a pretty good day. Oh, and the Hogs won.