A few weeks ago, it was a Tuesday night and I started looking for things online to do the following day with Javi. Having him all day is sometimes a bit challenging and I just wanted to see if there was something nearby that would be interesting. I found a nearby library that has so many free story times -- EVERY day and thought well, there's an idea! So we got up and ready pretty early and went to the library. I thought it was going to be low-key... just a short story and then maybe some free time to look through books. Oh no! It was "b" day at the library and we celebrated with things that start with the letter "b" -- with books, bubbles and beach balls. It was so stressful! Javi did well during the very short story, he sat on my lap and was totally engaged but once the bubble machine came out and then later the beach balls -- he became a madman! He was all over the room; I couldn't keep up with his little crawling body and the more I tried to restrain him the more he wanted to explore. He goes up to every adult in the room and props himself up on their bodies. He doesn't have impulse control (obviously) or a stop button and just shoots across the room (crawling) so he trips other kids who are walking... oh man, I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
However! We've gone back two more times and it's been much more tame. One day was puppets day and I think the puppets were a little scary to him, or he was just very confused. But it's something that makes me a little sad about going back to work and not being able to take him every week. I love bringing him around and having him try new things and be in new places. He loves books and weekly story time just seems like the perfect fit -- except when they bring out bubble machines.
The library also had a Touch-a-Truck event that my mom and I brought Javi to so he could see firetrucks and police cars and dump trucks and a school bus! He was a little young for it all (like sitting in the drivers' seats) but it was still fun. He definitely did not like the police car and he almost cried when I put him down for a photo. He LOVED the school bus (even though it was 100 degrees in there... why are school buses always so hot?) and he didn't want to leave!