Last week I took the boys to the Windom library while Daryl took Anna ice skating with friends.
After I was there a little while, I started to feel pretty weak again (I was very sick last week) and went to get my purse. I called Daryl and asked if they could be done at 2:30, and went back into the library room where Alex had been reading a board book on a cute little chair.
And found that Alex had become bored.
Books were everywhere. My knees nearly buckled.
And so, I told the boys we needed to clean it up. I got down on the ground and began picking up books. Jack jumped up to help, and he was quickly handing me piles of this series numbers 8 through 12, and reshelving this series numbers 44 through 50.
Alex occasionally threw himself on the floor and muttered about being bored. But he was a little jealous of the way I kept thanking Jack and saying how much he rocked, and he does like numbers. So he at least occasionally put in a bit of an effort.
Lesson of the day for the boys:
Numbers, letters, alphabetizing, helping out
Lesson of the day for Mama:
Next time, send Alex with Daddy.