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,
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.
And even a "checkout desk"...
If they'll play like this everytime I take them on a 2+ mile walk, I'll do it everyday!