It was Friday morning. I was still in my housecoat, teeth unbrush and hair in a mess. Cole wanted to go outside, but it was too cold. He wanted to go to a friend’s house, but I was too lazy. Then with a very enthusiastic and optimistic tone he said, “I know mom!! Let’s go to the library!” He knew it was the perfect solution to all of our problems. The only problem was that I was being a lazy mom and didn’t want to go anywhere.
And then it hit me. We could go to our OWN library right in the comfort of our home…and my housecoat. I told Cole the plan, and I’ve never seen such content on his face in his entire life. He lit up and we ran downstairs.
I don’t know if any of you have experienced the Provo Library’s children’s section and story time, but it’s pretty intense. It’s so popular that it’s standing room only. It goes a little something like this:
-sing songs and dance around
-tell a fantastic story that engages even the tiniest of kids
Then, when all the entertainment is done, we pile our library bag with as many books as we can carry.
Cole, being the most amazing, fabulous child as he is, tried to recreate that the best he could. Here’s what he came up with.
-lots of books to choose from
-a basket or bag
-library card (or something that looks like one)
-table for checkout
-table for display (optional)
Next we did singing time, and sang and danced to Cole’s favorite storytime library song “shake your sillies out“.
Then we had story time and Cole read a bunch of books to his audience (Hawk and me).
And last, but certainly not least, we ended with a puppet show featuring Umba and Mr. Lion. Cole put on a show just like how the library friends do. It was brilliant.
And a little video because I couldn’t help how adorable the whole event was. *sorry I’m an idiot and held my phone vertically while a taped! I’m new at video taping, okay?