Touch-a-Truck is back in Vegas.
Also referred to as "Toddler Paradise" (by me), this fabulous event is exactly what it sounds: for one day only, trucks, cars, ambulances, firetrucks, construction vehicles, A LIVE SHARK FROM MANDALAY BAY, school buses, cranes, a helicopter - even the Oscar Mayor WeinerMobile - will take over a section of the Orleans parking lot and allow tots of all ages to sit, touch, and climb around in the vehicles. (I'm not sure how the shark figures in, but hey, this is Vegas and you gotta keep it flashy). Scotty and Brian went last year and the boy loved it. This year, with his incessant verbal chatter and even deeper appreciation for anything with wheels may cause this little brain to explode from happiness. I have a feeling he's not going to shut up about Touch-a-Truck 2012 for the next six months.
I can't wait.
And while I'll be the first to admit this week has been especially challenging, Brian sent me an email yesterday that made me laugh out loud. My very-serious-attorney-husband-who-plays-his-cards-close-to-the chest wrote:
And this year, the monster car-eater Robosauraus is coming! And there will be hot balloons! [Scotty's term for hot air balloons] This could be the greatest day of the boy's life. It starts at 8:30 and the horn-free time is 8:30-10am. I suggest we get there as close to 8:30 as possible.
Ahh, so silly. What's better on a Saturday morning than me, my two boys, and Robosaurus, the monster car-eater? And a shark?
For more information or to buy tickets for Touch-a-Truck this Saturday, go to www.touchatruck.com for more information. See you there!
Disclaimer: Despite my reckless enthusiasm, I have not been compensated by Touch-a-Truck in any manner. I just really think their event is awesome. Pre-kids, I would have thought it was kind of weird. But with the tiny Bear in our lives, I think it's the greatest idea ever. See? Parenthood really does make you crazy.