Impromptu outing: Therapy dogs at the Dowtown library
Last Friday, Niko and I were going a little stir-crazy and decided we had to get out of the house! A lady in the ward emailed out about an event at the downtown library for kids featuring stories about dogs and some local therapy dogs, and since Nikolai loves animals I decided we should check it out!
Alas, we missed the bus we were supposed to take and then got confused about where the library was, so when we finally got there the stories were over and they were starting to show the dogs!
After they introduced all the dogs they brought them down for the children to pet.
Nikolai was pretty hesitant at first but soon got much braver and went up to pet almost every dog there :)
Unfortunately, Niko's attention span was poor that day and he didn't want to stay with the dogs after that, so we wandered upstairs so I could find a book. At that point, Nikolai realized I had snacks in my bag and desperately wanted to eat them in the library, which I wasn't going to let him do (he's a hugely messy eater) so he proceeded to throw a tantrum in the middle of the library. Needless to say, I didn't get to find my book...
So in case it's not obvious, we've entered tantrum territory! We're finding some ways to navigate Niko's moods but I KNOW I have a lot of very wise friends who have done this before me....so what do you do with your kids? I am so curious to know! If you have any advice, please leave it in the comments :D