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So my dh wants to take the trio and I to this event in June. Do you think just based on the description that it sounds child friendly??<br><br><a href="http://www.tampagov.net/dept_Museum/Art_After_Dark/May_07/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.tampagov.net/dept_Museum/...y_07/index.asp</a><br><br>
Or has anyone been with/without children and can describe it to me??
 

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Fashion, music, and art together? I would have to say no. First off, my DH is a semi pro photographer and sometimes does these sort of events for the fashion shows. I have always stayed home because it is mostly young twenty somethings without kids. If there is also a cash bar that tells me that this is more of an adult affair that an educational kid event. If there is music and it is indoors it will be loud and probably too chaotic for the little ones.<br><br>
In fact, one of my best friends is a graduate of the academy (the one listed as doing the fashion show). She invited me a couple of weeks ago to their annual fashion show and I asked her if I could bring DD. She said I could but that the music was really loud so it would be up to me. Since I can't leave DD yet I had to decline.<br><br>
Anyway, I'm not saying you couldn't bring them...and this is coming from someone who takes my kids to a lot of outdoor music, festivals, skipper's smokehouse, etc. but an event like this is the type of thing I would probably go to by myself if I had the luxury, lol. Besides for me there is nothing worse than being around a bunch of single or childless people sipping martinis staring at me while I drag my kids around. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Heck, even my best friend who is an artist refuses to go to gallery events anymore because she can't stand the austentatiousness.
 

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Ya, we LOVE Skippers and often take the trio. I guess I was hoping that the museum would be that sort of feel. Oh well. Maybe we can try to get a sitter.
 

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Well, please don't be dissuaded by my opinion alone. I used to do a lot of ybor/downtown tampa type of things before I had kids. I just find that I feel out of place or despondent about my past when I go to those things and I'm one of the only ones with kids. That is why I prefer going to places like Skippers where I feel like I'm with my "tribe" so to speak.<br><br>
I did notice that this event says there is music in the courtyard so that sounds a little better. Let me know if you do go and tell us how it went.<br><br>
On a side note, I know that the dali museum in st.pete has some sort of program just for kids. It sounds really interesting but I think it is for ages 6 and up or something like that and mine are still too young.
 

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I got an e-mail reply from the Musuem. She said that children are welcome, but not usually present. They do have special activities for children on other dates, so maybe we'll check one of those out instead.
 
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