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Friday, July 15, 2016

Crazy little kids!

Part of my job at the bookstore (and one of the few parts I actually enjoy) is overseeing our children's department. This involves leading Saturday morning storytime, organizing field trips, and helping to coordinate special events. I've discovered that kids can be a real hoot sometimes. They can usually be counted on for a good laugh.

An event we had last week is a good example. This one little girl (aged about 4) sat beside me coloring the whole time. We became friends. Before she left, she said to me: "Thank you for having me. I had fun! Now I'm gonna go poop."

Hahaha!

That cracked me right up. I hadn't laughed so hard all week!

Then tonight we had a Star Wars event with all sorts of activities for young children . I manned a table where we made light sabers out of glow sticks, cardboard toilet paper rolls, and duct tape. Here's a kid named George (that's been coming to our store since he was a toddler) doing a Jedi pose with his finished light saber.

The force is strong with this one.

And this next kid (named Ruby) made my day. She was coloring a picture of R2D2 and C3PO, and she informed me that she was giving R2D2 "a black ballet tutu" !


She also put lipstick on him. Ruby clearly believes in gender equality for robots!

Haha!!

I'm so thankful for these rare moments of fun at work!

(And before anyone asks, both of these kids' parents gave our store written permission to use their images on social media....so I feel perfectly fine sharing them here on the blog).

14 comments:

  1. This is a FABULOUS post !
    The little cuties will remember these fun Saturdays.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  2. I should send the link to your post to my Mum. She reads to the kids at a local kindergarden here every Wednesday morning and organizes the same voluntary work for about 70 other "Reading Godmothers/fathers" in our town, at kindergardens, elementary schools and other institutions.
    She loves this work and often, it is a lot more than "just" reading them a story or two. The comments and questions she gets from the little ones are priceless!

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    1. Do it! I like your mom and hope she enjoys it!

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  3. For a while I taught children from about 6 to 13, and the younger ones were always so much fun.

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    1. The youngest ones are the most amusing!

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  4. There is a scientific reason why that little girl had to go after being with you. The paper of books gives of some sort of gas which brings it on, and in second-hand bookstores it is even more powerful. True - check it out!

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    1. I believe it. It's a crappy job most of the time; maybe your theory helps explain why!!! :D

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  5. I have never been around kids very much except when I was one. I always appreciate their imaginations, though.

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    1. Same here. This job has been the most exposure to young kids I've ever had as an adult.

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  6. Young children can be such a joy. Sounds like you really enjoy that part of your job.

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    1. I do, and it's nice to remember that there ARE good parts, because so much of my job is awful.

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  7. My kids, now my grandkids gave and give pleasure beyond compare. What a wonderful job you have. Children that age can express such joy, a capacity that seems to leave us in later years. Nice post indeed.
    Mike

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    1. Oh, and thank you for your comment on my post about the mouth of the river.

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