Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Local Library

Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea that the kids and I should walk to the library. In my head, it was "just down Main Street". The sun was shining. The kids were happy. Why not?


Well...because it's not as close as I thought, for one! According to Mapquest, it's 1.18m. Each way.

Two, it's uphill on the way back. And 70+ pounds of "kid" in a wagon seems more like 100 pounds on the slightest of inclines.


And three...have you EVER gone on a walk with Ty? He's definitely slow...but not really all that steady! I should have known it wasn't going to be his shining moment when we were not even to the end of our street and he mentioned that his "legs were tired". Oh boy.

But we made it!  And the triplets actually enjoyed their first time at the Ramsey Public Library.  I'm not so sure that the Librarians ("Media Center Specialists"?) were glad we stopped by.  Sure, they were all, "oh....how cute are they...." when we were there, but that's before they discovered the pile of un-made puzzles that we left for them.  Sorry Alexa, Cara, and Mrs. Poalillo.  I thought of you at your respective libraries and I really WANTED to put the puzzles back together but it was the babies' naptime and they were screaming that they didn't want to leave the lovely library.  I thought it was more important that I expedite our departure than put 1001 wooden pieces in the appropriate cutouts.


When we got home, I was exhausted and wanted to take a nap like the babies Zoe and Ty disappeared upstairs for over an hour.  Not wanting to jinx the silence, I let them be.  Finally, Ty came down to inform me that they were making their OWN "Local Library".  "Wanna know what my job is, Mom?  I stand by the door and when you come in, I say, 'Welcome to the Local Library.  How can I help you?' And when you leave, I say,'Thank you for coming to your local library.  Come again soon.'  Nifty, huh?"  Did my 5-year old just say nifty?


Please note the spelling on the sign, "Locol Library".  Where did they hear it called that?  And why don't they just say library?   They were very thorough. 

Multiple "sections"...
And even a "checkout desk"...
At one point, they'd posted HOURS: 8 - 8.

If they'll play like this everytime I take them on a 2+ mile walk, I'll do it everyday!

8 comments:

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Adorable!! ♥

Stopping in from SITS to wish you a happy day! You were right in front of me. :-)

Emma Hughes said...

that is the cutest thing i have ever seen!!

you have a really beautiful family!

just popped over from SITS :)

Alexa said...

I am so happy that they liked the library! I would rather clean up a puzzle mess, than to have unhappy kids. I adore Zoe and Ty. I used to play library when I was kid too.

Superhero Mom said...

This was fun! My boys play library all the time too! It's a hoot...they actually ask us to keep our receipts from stores and libraries so they can hand the slip with reminder of due dates. On occassion (just like real life) you have to pay for an overdue book or dvd! Love it!

salli said...

This is so cute!!! They did such a good job.

Helen said...

Oh that is SO cute!

Amy said...

this is adorable!! my sisters & i used to play the same thing growing up. we taped pieces of paper in the back of our books and had one of those really cool date hand stamps that we stamped the return date due with ~ some of the books that i've inherited from my parents' house still have those pieces of yellowed paper in the back :)

Alexis! said...

Aww, that's so cute. I remember playing like that when I was little (with friends, my brother is six years younger). Some of the best times of my life! Haha.