Highlights from the Sixth Annual Storybook Ball. Or that time I got to eat my way around the Please Touch Museum while seeing some awesome sights.
I remember when I used to take The Teen. She would call it the “Please Touch ME” and take over the grocery store, alternating between us as the cashier or as the shopper. When I took the PreTeen, we would spend hours playing in the water. I loathed that water. But it made him happy and kept him occupied. Attending the Storybook ball was a nod to having older children (I could wander and gaze at Barbies as long as a I felt) and an ode to food (my niece and I made it a mission to eat at each little station available).
Here are the characters I saw that evening:
There was a trip down memory lane as I squeezed into the Monorail that used to whip around the toy department of John Wanamakers Department store. My dad worked there and my sister and I would have the run of the store when we were younger.
There was live entertainment much to the delight of the younger children:
The Storybook Ball exclusively benefits the Please Touch Museum’s literacy programming for young children. The Museum is committed to providing enriching and meaningful literacy-based learning experiences in an informal environment, both in the Museum and in the community.