About Young One. . .
She can generally handle the occasional times that we drag her to events that are not necessarily kid-friendly, like tastings and tours at cantinas or long leisurely lunches.
And while I used to stress out when she would act like a kid . . . image!. . . I am now much better at taking it in stride, encouraging the fun in the otherwise "boring" outing.
Of course, the most important lesson I've learned in the six years she's been with us is to always, always, always bring the entertainment. Now that she is older, she selects the contents of the bag & is generally able to carry that bag. This cast of characters joined us on our adventures in Valpolicella yesterday. We tasted wines while she engaged in play with these guys or my with apps on my iPhone. Entertainment for big people and little people = key to successful day.
Additional images of our day can be found here.