Y’all have far surpassed my hopes and expectations with your childrens book recommendations. I am taking your comments and compiling a list of must reads for the next year or so.
You probably already know this, but in most library systems, you are able to request, or put a hold on a book or DVD via the computer.
Then they call or e-mail you when the book comes in.
Which cuts down on extra trips to the library. I’d like to think that this system was put into place, just to keep Jensen out of the library as much as possible.
As the library is the location he most often chooses to give me a nervous breakdown.
Like yesterday, for example. I had checked out his very favorite Little Einstein DVD. But, it can only remain in our possession for two days. Or four, if I’m able to renew it, providing there is no other hold on it.
Confidently, I strode up to the circulation desk. I had to pry the DVD from Jensen’s grasp in order to ask the gentle librarian if I could check it back in, and then check it out again, thusly ensuring four more days of LIttle Einstein bliss.
“I’m sorry, but there’s a hold on it,” the librarian informed me.
“SSSSHHHHHHHHHH,” I stage whispered back in her direction, my eyes wide with terror. “Then for the love of mike, HIDE IT LADY, DON’T LET HIM SEE IT. I’ll distract him while you RUN!”
“Look Jensen! A chicken!”
“Oh. He went into your favorite part of the library. The bathroom. Do you need to go?”
He ran into the bathroom before I could even turn from the circulation desk.
I managed to continue distracting him until we safely reached the van.
I may or may not have developed an unsightly tic.
“Mommy, where’s my Widdle Einstein movie?”
Well. I don’t have to tell you what the ride home was like. But he was safely belted in, and I made certain that there were no heavy objects within his grasp.
Once home, I marched over to my computer and put a hold on that blankety blank DVD.
If only the library would install a drive-thru window.
Once I get my list compiled, alphabetized, and color coded, I’ll post it for you. Thank you again!!!