So that is why this was kind of a panic moment in my day:
I cannot begin to explain how guilty I felt when I saw the cover rip as Brock accidentally slipped on the book in the floor. I started having visions of disapproving looks from the librarians as they whisper to each other, "That's the one right there. The one that broke our book!" I began having anxiety that my library card might be revoked for life. Then I remembered the $2.00 late fee I owe for the DVD that didn't get returned on time a few weeks ago, and now I'm wondering if I'll ever be able to show my face in that library again!
- Should I tape it up and just stick it in the drop box, avoiding direct eye contact with everyone?
- Should I march Brock inside and point my accusing fingers at him while making him apologize?
- Should I write a check to the library to pay for a replacement book?
- Can I join another library in a different county?
So much responsibility taking care of library books! Anyway, hopefully I'll figure it out before the Saturday due date. But I am sufficiently ashamed of myself as a guardian of library books.
On a side note, we are really loving every book by the author Mo Willems, even if we can't keep them in tact!
(For a list of 31 great preschool books and activities to go along with them, check out this blogger's #write31days project!)
*This post is part of a 31 day series called Real Life. If this is your first stop along the way, I am so glad you’re here! All of the blog posts in this series will be linked together on the intro/Day 1 page if you are interested in reading more. Click here to be taken to Day One. Thanks for reading!