Today, I had the great pleasure of reading my book to the folks of Chapel Hill. The kids and I loaded up the car and made the trip to The Honeysuckle Teahouse for a beautiful Fall morning reading.
Isn’t it so wonderful that I have the type of job where my kids can tag along? Now, I’ll be completely honest, they were a bit of a handful. I felt a little less like a big time author and more like a juggling mama. But seriously, that’s who I am. No matter what my job is, I am a juggling mama. I think I disciplined my children 3 times during the reading… cue the shame.
However, beyond the rowdy toddler moods, look how cute they were! Such great little helpers.
As always, we had a bookmark craft setup. I find that with this young age group, having an easy craft that can busy their little hands is wonderful. You can see the thankful eyes of all parents when they see something that will occupy their children.
The reading itself was fantastic. Do you see this gorgeous setting? I adore this little tea shop for its scenic views. I’m always a big fan of letting your toddlers be free, I never expect children to sit still the entire time, that puts so much pressure on the parents. If they want to listen to my story, great. If not, go ahead and play little guy. That’s fine!
And as always, the kids adored the Elephant part of the book. If you haven’t read the book, I won’t spoil it for you.
Afterwards, we all took a little break to run the grounds of Honeysuckle. Everything from their beverages, food and landscape is all-natural and homegrown. I am so thankful for them hosting me at their location this morning. I will be back with my second book in tow!