Sunday, September 13, 2009

A trip to the library

Ace enjoys reading and although getting through a WHOLE book is a total crap-shoot, he does enjoy reading a few pages before toddling off to do something new and exciting. For a boy and being 12.5 months old, he has a decent attention span. I'll take it. He always is so excited to see new things and so today, I decided that a fun outing on a unseasonably warm day would be to go to our public library. A location I have not set into since studying for the bar and the last time I owned a library card was 1995. It's been a while. In fact the last book I checked out... I still have.
I am not a good library participant. However, for the sake of my son, I signed myself up for another library card. And a lot has changed since 1995, now I'm subject to the government checking out my reading list. I hope those secret service, CIA or FBI dudes enjoy breaking down the hidden meaning behind my book lists which include titles such as: The Three Bears, Baby Animals of the Northwest, or The Bernstein Bears. I'm sure there's some hidden twist with animals that is a violation of national security. I digress.

We ventured into our local library and Ace was in awe, so many books! We went into the children's section and he got to running around. He focused on a few books that I said no thank you to such as the "Dinosaurs Get Divorced Too" or "Father Sky & Mother Earth" he moved quickly on and found a few more. And yes, I have no issue with censorship with my one year old, who doesn't yet even understand the concept of most books and I certainly don't want to read about divorcing dinos or personified nature. Ace went on to find others and one was in spanish, and I figured oh what the heck. The librarian checking us out double checked and I said sure why not. :)

Ace also found the very bright and exciting keyboard and computer. Doesn't he look so cute with those headphones on? He enjoyed watching the different things on the computer, but he was a tad rough on the keys. After checking out we went to the park immediately next to the library and Ace had fun running around. Ace had a great time and now we have more books to read!








5 comments:

Mom said...

He is such a smart boy. I took you to the toddler reading time and you loved it. Not so much your brother. ;^)

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

So cute! Wonder what the Feds would say about your interest in bears of the northwest? Hmmm...

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

my girls LOVE going to library too!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

When my boys were little, we went to the library once a month, and they had a ball, too. He does look adorable with those headphones on.
You do know that you now owe your old public library $26,435.62 in late fees????

Brochure Printing said...

Oh that's nice. If this goes on, maybe someday Aiden can be a great novelist or writer. He is such a smart kid. :) And really cute too... haha!