As an aunt and frequent babysitter of small kids, and lacking the stamina and steel nerves of a parent (bless you all), I like to let the children run amok in a safe environment before trying to engage them with something somewhat educational and then returning the pooped kiddos to my beleaguered sis. If you're in need of a little break, take the tykes to the Fudge Expo, held on Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.).
The all-ages family fun day features not a bounce house, but a bounce town, pony rides, a petting zoo, an exotic animal show, games, exhibits, demonstrations, and face painting.
Tickets cost $7 for a single parent with child, $2.50 per additional ticket, $6 for a single admission, $11 for a family four-pack, and is free to kids under age 1, and are available at Wegmans locations and at the door. All ticket proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester. For more information, call 232-3221 or visit rochestermainstreetarmory.com.