You see, in an effort to avoid events such as searching for missing library books, we have a place where all the library books are kept. So why, oh why, did I just waste a precious hour of my life searching for Gracie and Annelie's book? Because that's what life as a mom is like... at least in my house, anyway.
I swear, I spend about 3 hours a day looking for kid-related stuff. We don't leave the house until we've spent a good 30 minutes scrambling around for shoes and jackets, which somehow end up out of the shoe box, or off the jacket hook, just when I need them most. ARRGH - aggravating.
In the search for today's library book, my kids were no help at all.
"Book! Where are you?" four-year old Gracie called out.
"The book is not in the spaghetti!" three- year old Annelie announced.
Yeah, they are the most inefficient library book hunters on the planet.
So did I find the book? you may be wondering. The answer - Nope. But I did find all sorts of things including a jar of peanut butter on Annelie's book shelf (Ew, what the heck?) and a decapitated Ken doll (a sure sign that Barbies mate like praying mantises).
But we didn't find the book.
My kids (mainly Gracie) learned a great lesson in responsibility today. I may have been able to renew the book online, saving us from a week's worth of fines, but you better BELIEVE she's going to be using her allowance money to pay me for my time searching high and low for the book she lost. Oh yeah, I'm THAT kind of mom!
Gracie cried as she realized that her ice-cream truck ice-cream money was going to be padding my wallet and I cashed out her piggy bank and paid myself with 4 dollars (yeah, okay, my labor is a little cheap... but I had to leave the kid something - I'm not completely cold-hearted)
And as for the library book... okay, kids-of-mine, get back to searching!
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