We made it to the story time and found the buttons with our names on them, we deposited the buttons in a basket as we entered the round rotunda style room. Long bench like seats, three rows high circled half of the room. I found a seat for us right front and center, it did help that we were the first ones in the room. Ryder sat beside me and looked around, his hand safely on my lap. As more kids began entering he quickly climbed onto my lap, figuring one hand was not safe and close enough.
The story time began with a song which encouraged the toddlers to move and wiggle around. Ryder happily sat on my lap and watched hardly moving a muscle. He sat quietly through the stories and the songs... in fact all he did was quietly sit, always paying attention but too scared to do much of anything. When I tried to stand him up on the floor in front of me during the last wiggles song, he screamed "no!!!" as if I was torturing him while scrambling back to the safety of my lap.
But then it was play time. The librarian brought out books, blocks, cars and puzzles. "Come on let's go play" I encouraged.
With me right by his side, he was ready to brave this new adventure I had put him in. He soon found a shapes puzzle and pulled out each piece, laying it beside the puzzle then quickly and accurately put each piece back in it's correct spot. He did this again and again, he was in love.
The librarian came over "I am very impressed" she said. "Most of the toddlers seem to have have trouble with that one. He really is very good at that and is getting it right away."
"He does love his shapes"I replied beaming with pride. Yes, he might not have sung and danced and wiggled around with the kids but I was still a very proud mommy.
What is your proud mommy moment this week?