Wee Bits: Babies in the Senate (Literal Babies!), Bidet Envy, A Major Egg Recall, Reading in Preschool and A Surprise Playgrounds

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Tammie Jo Schultz is a hero (via NPR), and I feel like it’s the year of the woman.

This article from The Atlantic about bidets (from last month, but I’m just now seeing it) is so fascinating that I needed to share it. Also, I wish we had bidets in this country.

Good. I hope Alex Jones gets his ass handed to him. 

The new hot toy, evidently. (Via Parents.com.)

Y’all saw this egg recall, yes? (Via NYT)

From The Cut: Babies Are Now Allowed On The Senate Floor. Go, Tammy Duckworth.

I mean, this book about childbirth from Meaghan O’Connell sounds a smidge … grim in this write-up?? But intriguing … and it’s been very well-reviewed. (Via NPR.)

Science night at Reading Terminal Market (part of the Science Festival) sounds really fun!

Food for thought about little ones and reading skills. 

Something for the calendar, y’all: On May 12 and 13, Sister Cities Park is hosting a “storybook weekend”, which will include live entertainment and music, as well as readings, crafts, face-painting, balloon art and more. There’s also a Mother’s Day brunch and superhero meet-and-greet at the Logan Square Cafe at 10 a.m. — you can get tickets for that or read more about it here.

Another heads up: Here’s a chance to see the PA Ballet — specifically, the young professionals in PA Ballet II, who perform regionally — for an extremely reasonable price. They’ll be performing a twist on the Cinderella story in Prince Charming, which runs on April 28 at 11 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 to $13, and you can get ’em here. (Aimed at kids 4 and up.)

This idea — little “playgrounds” everywhere, at unexpected spots in the city — is really, really cool. Via Billy Penn.