Late-night fun before kids head back to school
Admit it -- you know you're anxious to get the kids back to school. The summer camp hopscotch, the staycations and the endless "I'm hungry" cries have you dancing around like the guy in that Staples back-to-school commercial. But the one thing that really has you ready are the late nights. Yep, with summer comes a grace period for your little darlings to stay up late. And since we're not as young as we used to be, that is a little more difficult these days. But seeing that this is the last weekend before school starts for most bay area kids, why don't you give them one more late-night hurrah before bedtimes are enforced?
My fellow Momma Sharon and I came up with some great ideas to help you keep the kids out late. From miniature golf to go-kart racing to bowling, you'll find some family-friendly late-night fun. And frankly, you'll have a blast too, even though you'll probably need to sleep late the next day -- if you can.
As you consider those ideas, here's one more: Take the kids to the Fun-Lan Drive-In Theatre in Tampa to see the new movie Shorts (Times movie critic Steve Persall gives it a B-), which is playing at midnight Thursday and then at various times Friday through Sunday. Movies are $6 for adults, $2 for kids ages 4-9. The box office and snack bar open at 7:30 p.m. The drive in is at 2302 E Hillsborough Ave. Call (813) 234-2311 for details.
After that, the late nights are over -- at least until Thanksgiving break.
-- Sherry Robinson