Well the son and me went to WOTS today, but IMO, it was not a successful trip. I was not able to purchase even one single book. I was able to purchase a few magazines, both for me and the son. We did get to see Gisele (from TVO Kids) up close and in person, and the son even won a TVO T-shirt.
Oh and guess who I met. Ms Storms the famous illustrator herself. She says she was yelling Bibliohistoria's name, but I couldn't hear it above all the noise - and beleive me WOTS was very crowded and noisy!!! Patricia was there with her husband, who commented that he had seen my photo (the one with no hair and the staples) and they both wanted to know how I was doing. My hair is growing back very nicely, and unfortunately quite gray. So we chatted for a bit.
I told her we would TRY and get to her reading today which at the time was around 90 minutes into the future. Patricia was doing a reading of her new book 13 Ghosts of Halloween (written by Robin Muller, and illustrated by Patricia). But we never made it to the reading.
45 minutes later, when we emerged from the end of the OWLkids 10th anniversary presentation - my son loves their CHIRP magazines - I told him we would wait another 45 minutes for the next reading (meaning Patricia's). To which he very firmly replied "No I dont want to. I want to go home", and sat down to make his point. I think by now he was getting tired & cranky. After all he had gotten up at 6.30 this morning. He was also upset that there was no games for him to play.
So we headed back to the subway station. I was not happy that I missed Patricia's reading. But when kids are involved, you gotta pick your battles and be flexible.