I moved to Pittsburgh 9 years ago. And ever since I have struggled with the answer to the question, "what should I do on New Year's Eve?" This year of course presents a special challenge. I am over six months pregnant, have a toddler and will likely be tired on New Year's Eve. Besides that, I have been on call for the ENTIRE holiday break--from Christmas through New Year's Eve. So, I can't even make plans that would distract me from my job of being responsive to whatever calls I receive. In case you're wondering, I did not sneak away and graduate from medical school. Some lawyers, but not many, are on call sometimes too.
That being said, this blog exists to share information with all of you. Since I recognize that the world isn't pregnant, and most people will not be on call on New Year's Eve, I recognize that some folks may want to go out to dinner, have a stiff drink and/or dance on New Year's Eve. If you don't plan to go to River's Casino to gamble and watch the fireworks, which is an easy entertainment option, what's a mom to do?
Post-Gazette: What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?
Thanks to our friends at the Post Gazette, this does not have to be a tough decision. They have done a lot of the leg work and compiled a list of activities for parents and children to enjoy on New Year's Eve.
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" http://www.post-gazette.com/life/holidays/2013/12/26/What-are-you-doing-New-Year-s-Eve/stories/201312260046
One event that is always a hit for kids was omitted from the Post Gazette list. The Pittsburgh Children's Museum has an annual "Countdown to Noon" event that my daughter always enjoys. For more details visit, https://pittsburghkids.org/events/295/2013/12/31