It was Shipley Nature Center’s “Parent and Me Time” day. We were here a month ago. We walked through their trails and saw lots of kids partake in classes where a guide leads them through hikes and teaches them a little bit of natural history. Ellis wanted to join in, but we didn’t sign up, so we could only view from a far. So, once I found something on their calendar, I immediately signed up.
But, the parent and me time program wasn’t the same as the guided hiking tour. We just stayed in this room to play games and made a stupid bug out of a comb.
But, after the program was over, we stayed a bit and some kids got together to play while the moms were busy socializing.
Ellis doesn’t speak English yet, so she was somewhat stoic when in presence of other children. But, she’s learning to say bad things in Chinese about white people. This kid has potential!
Some kids then took off for a hike with their parents. I asked Ellis whether she wanted to join. She was more than willing. But, at first, she was too hesitant to walk on the gravel. So, she was left behind. After some urging, she started running on the gravel to catch up.
After we were done, I took her to lunch at Whole Foods’ self serve. She really didn’t eat much not even Mac n’ Cheese which is usually her favorite. She’s developing a sweet tooth which is hindering her from eating more healthy foods.
And, after lunch, I took her to Barnes and Nobles to check out the children’s book section. She got theatrical.