We are pretty strict about toddler’s sleep schedule around here... he’s usually in bed by 7, or 7:30 on the weekend. So when we were invited to celebrate a family occasion @ripleysaquaca in Toronto on Friday night, starting at 7pm we almost said no.
I’m so glad we decided to set our rules aside for an evening because toddler absolutely loved Jazz Night at the aquarium, seeing all of the aquatic life he’s been reading about in Pout Pout Fish each night. It’s a truly amazing facility and toddler loved it. The only meltdown was over the fact that he couldn’t take one of the sharks from the touch tank home with him. 🤷🏼♀️ Pro Tip: if you’re going for Sharks After Dark / Jazz Night, take glow necklaces. Each member of our family wore one and it made finding one another in the dark so much easier!
As for breaking his schedule, toddler handled it like a pro. He sang Baby Shark all the way home and went to bed at 10... and totally caught up on sleep today with a 4 hour nap 🙏. A great lesson that every once in a while you can set the schedule aside and the world won’t end! - 1 hour ago