While sorting through tons of books in my daughter’s floor the other day I became frustrated. She has all of these really pretty books and they’re just being thrown in pile. Then, my Husband called and sensed I was stressed…
Husband – “What’s your deal dude?”
Me – “I’m just cleaning up Chloe’s book pile..again.”
Husband – “Oh. Why don’t you make her a pretend library card and have her check a couple out at a time, then put them back before she can get more. You know, make it fun for her.”
Me – “That’s actually a brilliant idea. I hate you.”
Husband – “Cool, see you in a little bit! Love You!”
Me – “K love you too bye!”
Effortless for him to find a solution, and a creative one at that. Men. For those of you who did not see the picture I posted on facebook the other day..
There was a similar pile of just books nearby. So, this morning I created her a pretend library card..
Given my love for office supplies, I of course had laminating sheets on hand to help with durability. This makes it official..
When she checks out a book at “the library” she brings them to my desk and I have to “scan” the books with her toy cash register..
Which, I’m totally okay with considering my Sister and I both share an obsession with beepy noises and cash registers. To this day my 30 year old sister will still see an unattended cash register and punch a few buttons then run off. I really love throwing her under the bus here lately, sorry Tootie!
So far, Chloe is loving it. She’s gone through about 10 books in the past hour just so she can check them out. Win, win! She’s tried to persuade me, the librarian, to give her more than 2 books but I’m not caving. We are also now checking out toys, yay! I may have to create a faux American Express if she keeps this up 🙂