I signed DS1 up for storytime at the library (he is globally delayed and small so most people think he is about a year younger than he is).
When I got there the first time I had to show my library card to finish registering. She bruntly informed me that I was there on the wrong day, storytime for kids 2 and under is on weds not Mon. I politely said that he was 2.5 and she looked him up and down, then looked at me and said "OH.".
She finished registering me and storytime started later. DS1 didn't have a good time, he had 2 therapies that morning and was just done. The entire time she just kept giving us the stink eye every time DS1 would act up. He was being a 2 yr old, didn't want to sit and listen to the story, and when I tried to get him to focus he started whining. So we left early. A few of the other kids were struggling to be interested too, he wasn't the only one.
Today we went again (we missed the other ones due to illness and the hurricane). DS1 had a great time and was really focused and listening and was really into it. She handed out felt animals for the kids to put on the felt board for "Brown bear, brown bear who do you see?". She goes to skip my DS1 because he can't walk to the board and so I stick my hand out to accept one for him. She gives me a dirty look and says "Well you're going to have to help him then!". She had a very loud and rude tone to her voice.
I understand it's not a special needs geared story time, but I do feel it should be inclusive. DS1 wasn't inhibiting the story time or distracting the other children and he has as much right to be there. I just felt like we were really singled out. I don't know if she thought I was lieing about his age, or that she just didn't want to deal with him.
It was just really frustrating.