(UPDATE: Check out our second attempt here)
He has gotten into cart of books before story time has even started.
He does sprints in and out of the room.
You’re ready to leave after the first page of the first book.
You have to strong hold him to sit in your lap.
Your arsenal pack of toddler distractions (binky, markers, toys from home, etc) don’t work.
You’ve had to say, “Excuse me,” “Sorry,” “Ooops” to everyone else in the room.
You vow to never go back to story time at the library ever, ever again.
This is why I don’t do play dates. My child cannot be contained. That and because play dates are at the most ungodly hours. No, Moms Of Active Toddlers playgroup, I would rather eat breakfast than go to your 8:00 am play date.
On another note, I also hate saying “Sorry” because in all actuality I’m really not because he’s just an 18-month-old doing what 18-months-old do. Please tell me I’m not making excuses. It was our first story time and I hope his comfort grows more around the new set of “friends.” Otherwise, we will wear two jackets to brave the cooler Seattle mornings for outside play.
Where/what are your favorite play dates? Any tips for library story time?
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