Libraries have been in the air around our house lately. Z watches a lot of TV (I know! Slacker mom, again!), and libraries are a popular topic. We also have several books about libraries, including one about Curious George. The final match to the fire was when Z's reading-readiness magazine, Tessy and Tab, arrived, they too were headed for the library.
Today I finally gave in to Z's
Q, on the other hand, was a big fat pill. Huh. I guess that is why story time is for three-, four-, and five-year-olds only? Go figure. Anyway, he sat nicely through the first book and the first rendition of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, but then he was done. Two books and three songs too soon. He got up and started wandering around. Quietly at first, but then he started going behind the puppet stage and dragging out props. Oy! So I scooped him up and took him out into the main part of the children's section. And by doing so, breaking another rule: children MUST be accompanied by a parent at all times. Man, I can't win!
I spent the remainder of story time hovering in the doorway so I could keep an eye on both kiddos. The children's librarian was totally cool with Q being there and even thanked us for coming. (It was the other parents/grandparents who were giving us the hairy eyeball.) I'm guessing this wasn't her first rodeo and I'm not the first parent to struggle with multiple kids.
In the end, we got a library card and checked out a ton of books. The kids selected the books themselves. I was impressed with Z's selections. She picked titles I had never heard of: Traction Man is Here!; The Good Babies; and Moon Rooster, to name a few. I have read seven so far, and anticipate reading them a LOT before they are due next month!