We took a break from packing to participate in the Stanislaus County Library's "Read to the Reindeer" program. This was a special holiday edition of their regular Read to the Dog program which Charlie and I started a year ago. Children sign up for a 20 minute session to read to the dog. It builds confidence in reading and develops social skills and animal appreciation.
Charlie wore his elf hat in and out, but I didn't keep it on his head during the sessions. He really didn't like the hat, but he was a good sport.