The INK Museum in Gainesville is one of the things that first got me thinking about doing this blog. It is the perfect place to take a preschooler. It’s a dress up dream. It’s set up like a neighborhood. Kids go from the doctor’s office where they heal the baby dolls to the vet’s where they can operate on german shepherds. There are even the halo collars to put on the dogs to make sure they don’t chew on their stitches. A real plane, police car, and fire truck are all available for crawling in and on. Hit the bank (where the ATM card issued upon entry really works) before you head to the salon to get your ‘do done.
There’s a great gift shop where you enter and exit. Usually this is something I hate - forcing you to walk through what is basically a toy store in order to get in and out - but I realized something on my last visit. They have used books - cheap! Next time I think I’ll give Daisy 50 cents to pick out any paperback she wants. Easy exit from the store.
Finally there’s a paint-your-own-pottery store. Perfect for gifts for the family. Daisy made a few Christmas presents here. My favorite was the coffee cup for Bop. She painted the inside bottom of the cup for ten minutes, and that was it. I talked her into putting a little paint on the sides, but she was pretty adamant that Bop would like the bottom of the cup to be purple.