Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Library Book We Won't Check Out. PERIOD.

The Yoys are big fans of the library.

1) It's free (except for my property tax bill)

2) There is an unlimited amount of nuclear energy books

3) It's free (again)

This week's trip saw a land grab of all things trains (Little E) and nuclear power and ghosts (Big E).

I bring a giant canvas bag and once that thing gets filled up, we go.

Little E grabbed a white book with a giant red circle on the front.

MOMMY, CAN I GET THIS ONE?

I opened the book and began reading all about pre-teen girls and the onset of their periods.  There was at least 60 detailed pages.

I immediately shut the book.

LITTLE E, THIS IS NOT A GOOD BOOK FOR YOU.  IT'S FOR GIRLS.

I didn't mean this in a princess way.  I meant that in a this will not be useful to you until you are way older and need to learn how to avoid your PMS-ing girlfriend.

THEN YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT, MOMMY.

At 39, I'm a stone's throw away from menopause. If there is something I don't yet know about my period, I'm happy to head into retirement in ignorant bliss.

I told Little E to reshelve the book.  This was not acceptable.  He wanted this period book. Now. He was beginning to make a scene, and I did not want this to get us booted from the 'brary.

So I did what any good mother would do.  I took the book and fake put it in the canvas bag and then put it back.

A library book favorite for Little E and what he probably thought he was checking out.  It looked very similar to the period book.



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