Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Proud Mama Goofy

So proud I am! So proud! Goofy Junior went to the library with me this evening and picked out his own books to check out. For the first time! He's come with me before and gone into the little playroom by the kids' section, but this time he was actually interested in the BOOKS instead of the TOYS. So proud am I! So proud. Did I mention "proud"?

I grew up at the library. I LOVED going to the library. McDonald's was a close second, but the library was KING. And once I got there, I was there for a while. I had to be dragged away. Still do actually. Ask Mr. Goofy...he won't even go with me anymore. He says I "take too long". He pops in and out of the library like it's QuickTrip. And I just don't know how he does that.

The library is a wonderful place of adventure and discovery. Shelves and shelves of books that can transport you to another place or allow you to discover new knowledge. And new books are added all the time! It's a never-ending nirvana!

...so are you getting my subtle point that I like the library? Good.

So this makes me all the more proud that my son shares my love of books. On the way home, he had to have ALL of them with him in his carseat, and he looked at each one. Well, then he promptly fell asleep. But still...

He loves his new books and we read each one tonight before bedtime. After he declared, "My books!" and settled in for the night, I realized that I might be in for a little challenge when the time comes to RETURN the checked out books. I'll cross that bridge in about 3 weeks...proudly.

3 comments:

Jing said...

i used to love the library too, i don't know what happened to me. how did i lose that coolness? and by coolness i mean nerdiness. i love being a nerd...

Cagey said...

I'm like Mr. Goofy - I am in and out just to get the books that I already checked out on-line. It's really a matter of practicality - if I wander around the library, I will find MORE books! That I won't have time for!

Mojavi said...

Now I know why I like you....
I had the Book Mobile growing up. It was like a big bus filled with books and everytime it came you could hear it! The whole neighborhood would start buzzing.... the bookmobile is here!! Every time new books would be on it. I would have to hold myself back to not check out ALL of them :)