Today, I took the day off to watch the kid while my lovely wife started a class. Her instructor only kept them for an hour. . . so what to do on an slightly-overcast, mostly-cool day?
Go to the zoo!
Those of you who don't know St. Louis has the largest free zoo in the US. And it's not a crap zoo either (though there were a lot of areas being worked on) it's a good zoo.
I know what you're thinking, "what is a 7-month-old going to get out of a trip to the zoo?" The answer is "nothing." He did not see the elephants who were hiding back in the corner of their area. He did not see the giraffe because he was focusing on the grass. He did not even see the hippos that swam past his stroller in the gianormous tank or the penguin that swam close enough that he could have touched him. . . but we had a good time.