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21 Days Of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun
Day 6: Story Time Fun
Want your kid to gain some social interaction, tire themselves out, and have a good time, but don’t want to do any of the work? On today’s edition of 21 Days of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun, we’re letting some one else entertain our kids. Of course, you will be present, and unfortunately there will be some social interaction involved. Sorry!
Library program for Infants / Toddlers
A form of transportation
Today’s fun is brought to you by Story Time at your local library.
That’s right! We’re putting our real pants on, combing our hair, shoving our toddlers in their car seats and we’re going to head to the library to pretend we like other people. Your little tots will have fun singing, learning itsy bitsy spider and twinkle twinkle little star, run around like a heathen, slap some other kid, and no one is judging you because your in a room full of mom’s who probably had the same morning you did. There may be one or two people riding around on their high horses, but avoid those freaks and go find the Target mom’s.
Who knows, you may find your BMF, your Best Mama Friend. You know the one you have been desperately looking for. Who’s kid is the same age as yours, who also carries an extra t-shirt in her bag because she knows shit happens, and has her hair in the same messy bun you do. Your mama-mate!
To set up for this activity, you just need to look up the programs at your neighborhood library, pack a baby bag of the essentials, and be on your way. Show up and play with the other mom’s, the dad’s the grandparents, and care givers. Try not to freak out when a another nice kid rips a puzzle piece out of your kids hand, and keep your cool when that one mom ignores her heathen wrecking havoc.
What To Expect
Story time usually consists of hands on activities, singing, dancing, and reading stories. You can choose to participate with your child, or you can use this time to allow someone else to entertain your child while you breath or sip your coffee. A lot of program leaders frown upon phone usage while you are there so I would advise against it. Unless you are the IDGAF type of person, then yo do you boo boo.
This is also a great time to bond with your tiny tyke. Watching mom sing and dance along can be double the fun. Many programs teach the start of 123 and ABC, shapes, and colors. They may also do fun nursery rhymes. It is a great opportunity to socialize your totters and meet other mom’s. It’s a great trip out of the house if you’ve been sitting in the same yoga pants for 5 days. Look at you, taking on the world and killing it! Killing! It!
Hopefully, when the session ends, you can get your tots out and into their car seat without incident. Maybe even have a nap time when you get home? Haha, yes hilarious. I’m here for the next 15 days. Hopefully your child doesn’t want to go home with a different mom, like mine did.
I would love to hear how your Story Time Fun turned out. Drop your funny but realistic stories below in the comments.
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