Saturday, April 17, 2010
Can you PLEASE control your children!!
I corralled my kids while I found the last book and then we went to the movies. I knew what I wanted so it should only have taken about 1 minute to grab it. In that 1 minute, 2 of my kids started pulling cd's out of the books on cd cases. AWESOME! At that point a library worker came up and told the kids to stop (even though I had already told them to stop and was putting them all back thankyouverymuch!). It was definitely time to go.
We skipped the movie and got in line. My kids were restless, but I knew to expect it. What I did not expect was for my 2 year old to take off out the FRONT DOOR of the library. I dashed after him with the bag full of books and movies on my shoulder. Then the alarms went off because I was trying to steel kids books from the library and BOOM..."Can you PLEASE control your children!"
I should have said, "Obviously not, would you like to try?" But I wasn't that witty. I just turned every shade of red (from anger and embarrassment) and mumbled an apology as I was dragging my screaming 2 year old back to the check-out line. Then we got our books and left as quickly as possible.
What a day! Has this ever happened to you? (Please, please, please someone tell me it has.)
I'm sure it doesn't sound like it, but even after a day like this I still LOVE my job. For every crazy moment there are even more tender moments that touch my heart and help me know I am right where I need to be.
I'm linking this up to Home and Family Friday.