Monday, 9 November 2009

WhyNotSmile Investigates: Special Edition

Well, good morning and welcome to the start of another week etc.

You will be familiar with the 'WhyNotSmile Investigates' series, in which WhyNotSmile (and, often, Mama Smile) goes forth and investigates... things. Well, today is your opportunity to be part of a special WhyNotSmile Investigates. No, you can't come. But you can suggest destinations.

However, there are criterias. Mostly, that the purpose of this investigation is to find things that a 2-year old could do in Belfast (accompanied by adults, obviously). Let us hypothetically say he is called Neddy and is Very Advanced. Now, I'm thinking that 2 is a bit young for kiddie things, which are generally aimed more at those of primary school age. But I think the Belfast Eye would be quite fun. And also the hole in the road, but they'll have filled that in soon.

So if anyone has any ideas for things that Neddy could do in Belfast when he visits, please leave them in the comments section below. Furthermore, if you have actual experience of doing these things with a 2-year-old, please also detail that, giving particular attention to Potential Hazards, Necessary Equipment, and What You Wish You'd Known Before You Went.

Thank you.

10 comments:

Wandering Photographer said...

Very Advanced is such a broad category! Does Neddy have any signs of being a great leader? Maybe a day as leader of Belfast City Council (he would achieve as much in that day as the current batch could in a year)? I'm sure he'd have a blast too.

Does the new mooseeum have anything for small people?

My experience of two year-olds is limited to them running around a playpark ... on the other hand I do know that "criteria" is a plural! ;-)

whynotsmile said...

Hmm... I am not sure about the mooooseum, I will check. I guess if there was nothing for him to do, he could go and run round Botanic Gardens instead.

I do not know about his leadership skills, but I will find out.

Also, I know criteria is plural of criterion; I was using artistic licence to point out the general misusage of the word as singular.

Wandering Photographer said...

My artistic licence ran out last week ... I need to send it off for renewal.

Alan in Belfast said...

I'd vote you take a look at the Ulster Museum. And Ikea goes down well with little people - particularly near the cafe with the cuddly animals and the children's beds around the corner. I know one girl who used to slip her shoes off and crawl in under the covers!

whynotsmile said...

Alan, you promised me you would never tell anyone that. I only did it once, and it was VERY comfortable.

Alan in Belfast said...

LOL. Imagine a flash mob arriving at Ikea and occupying all the beds one afternoon.

I was of course thinking about someone a lot closer to home who's snuggled into Ikea's beds several times, often startling other shoppers when they take a closer look and jump at the sight of a real child!

smileymum said...

W5 is great for wee ones have taken my 2.5 and 1.5 yr olds there and they had a ball (admittedly they are advanced particularly in the field of science and engineering!! :) I do have concerns about the big wheel and would be worried for you if you decided to do this. Believe me if the 2 yr old wants to get out half way round it could prove to be more than a bit stressful.....have fun!

whynotsmile said...

W5 seems to be leading the field so far...

Alan in Belfast said...

(Too much information, but ...) I've carried a steaming potty off the Big Rickety Wheel on the one and only time I've been on it.

W5 is expensive ... museums are free!

whynotsmile said...

That's... too much, yes.