Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wanted: A Nice Librarian

Today we visited our public library for Lapsit Storytime.  I'm a huge fan of the Children's Section because it's free, air conditioned and there are always some interesting toys to play with.

I'm not a huge fan of the timing.  Lapsit starts at 9:30a which is still prime morning nap time. However, when it's 90° by 10:00a on most days, I've decided morning nap can suck it--we're getting out of the house for adventure time before the sun's death rays destroy us all.

It's possible Finn & Belle enjoyed the experience; it's probable Aunt Quinn & I enjoyed it more.  There's something so very soothing, almost hypnotic,  when a Librarian reads a story.  I'm not sure how they do it, but they seem to hold the books just right, use the perfect pitch and tones and make the simplest questions seem really important.  

Forget the fact my 12 month old twins have suddenly lost interest and started wandering towards the trash can, I want to curl up with a soft blanket and suck my thumb till story time fades into sleepy time.  I don't want Ms. Librarian to stop at five books!  The room is full of books, for the love of peanut butter and jelly, woman keep reading until I've fallen asleep!  Then come home with me and do it again when it's time for bed.

After story time, Ms. Librarian turned on some music and let the babies practice putting plastic eggs back into the carton (of course Mirabelle was more interested in licking each one and Finn in banging them together).   Incidentally, we were the only ones who showed up for the 0 - 18 month story time (everyone else must have been enjoying their morning naps) 

1 comment:

Zoo Keeper said...

just hearing about it is making me sleepy...