Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microblog: Little Movers & Shakers

When B was a little guy, I took him to storytime starting around 6 months. At 17 months, Claire has only ever tagged along to B's storytime hour (and doesn't even get offered a cookie when they occasionally have them available). B was bringing me dozens of books each day at her age and she isn't as interested. I blame that on my lack of devoted time to give her since Benjamin is still very much dependent on me for his entertainment. A dual book reading doesn't often go off without a hitch. Sounds dreamy though.

This morning, I dropped B off at VBS and was planning to stop at the library since my next destination (Habitat for Humanity Restore) didn't open until 10. I was killing time and also figured I'd use the library scanner to get some photos uploaded really quick. 

We arrived as the librarian was opening the doors and she asked if we were there for baby storytime. Um, no we weren't! I took about 10 steps further toward the scanner before realizing that encouraging literacy in my 17-month-old was more important than those scanned photos. We turned around and entered the storytime room.

Wouldn't you know, Claire loved it. It was boat-themed and the brave librarian even had a pool filled with a few inches of water and boats they could add to the mix. I went home and signed her up for storytime for the rest of the session. Her own storytime. 

4 comments:

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

And can we talk about her adorable little outfit!? I do miss library days - we were there today, but it's so fast and just to check out books, maybe read a couple there, but Mary has only ever been to ONE story time whereas it was a thing I did with Finn. When he is in school this fall I may take her on days I don't teach/go to stroller class. What a fun little treat for you and your littlest.

Laura Jane said... [Reply to comment]

I agree COMPLETELY with Caroline about her sweet outfit. I'm ashamed to say if I were runinig somewhere quickly with Piper, she would likely have been in her jams ;)

I was actually thinking this aloud to Scott the other day- with G I knew how many worlds she spoke/what foods she ate/read to her every night and made sure she brushed her teeth EVERY MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT.

Um, is it embarrassing to say I don't even know what words P can say? I know she is okay, but still, I don't know. Life is so hectic and I have no control.

ps. SOOOOO excited to see you soon!!!! <3

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

yea so ummm, we have the same problem. we have J in all these activities and poor little E. :(

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]

How glorious!! I bet she'll have a wonderful time!