Story Time at the Goose: Not Just for Kids

January 27, 2010

Front row seats for story time at the Goose

Psssst….. you, out there.  I want to let you in on one of the best-kept secrets of parenting.  Can you handle it?  I think you can.  Here goes:  

Sometimes, being a parent is BORING.  There, I said it.  It doesn’t matter that you feel all the love in the world for your kids.  No matter how you slice it, your preverbal fourteen-month-old is just not good company all day every day, and neither is your five-year-old who can’t quite get the hang of knock-knock jokes, or your seven-year-old who only want to talk about Bakugans. 

This is why a place like the Goose is so great, and events like story time are so important.  Sometimes, grown-ups need parallel play too — just being with your kids around other people with their kids makes you feel a teensy bit better.  On Wednesdays at 10 am, our wonderful gosling Gwynne spends half an hour reading stories aloud, incorporating puppets, French, and her personal brand of charm into the tales.  It’s a chance to sit down and spend time with your kids while fitting in some grown-up time as well.  For me, there’s nothing quite as comforting as being in a public place, looking around, and realizing that there are other people out there who can’t seem to get their kids’ socks to match, and that they aren’t ashamed to leave the house either.  

So, next week, come out and join us – bring the kids for the stories, and yourselves for the company.  Remember, story time is on “Winter Wednesdays” and continues through February 25th.  

-Meryl at the Goose 

For Havana and Melina, story time is a formal affair.

Jessica and Renata pack snacks

Coralie pays attention to the story, while her friend Luce focuses on the camera

Mama Rebecca might be more into the story than little Zayla

For Melina and Lilly, story time is serious business

Gwynne's French vocabulary lesson

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