We visited the library this week, as we often do, to collect some more books for our bedtime reading. The children’s section of library has a lot of little stools, chairs, and a cosy corner to sit and read books. Every time we visit there are other children, and recently it doesn’t matter if James has met them before or not, they all eventually do the same thing; after some playing together on the ground, they climb on the cosy corner and peep over the wall.
On the way in to the library today, I told James the usual boundaries and guidelines and added “if you do any climbing in the library, we have to go home straight away”. Okay.
So, we started off with James pottering about collecting books for me to read, and then some children arrived so he went to listen to a story their mammy was reading out loud.
I read Elmer with Noah.
I persuaded him to let Noah hear the end of the story, and James went off to play again.
The next thing I knew, he had balanced a chair on top of the cosy corner and was peeping over the wall.
Time to go straight home.
That doesn’t mean we’ve not had bedtime stories this week; we have, but I’m afraid I’ve written about them all before!