- enter targeted book store
- raid for books
- look for places to sit
- sit and flip books while whispering to own selves or to each other
They are not choosers when come to seat arrangements... if they're lucky, they get decent seatsSometimes on carpetsSometimes on stacked booksSometimes on boxes
Even on up-turned baskets *smile*While Mama stand/ sit at nearby vicinity drooling over craft and cooking books... ahh... bliss. I will not leave my spot until I hear one or both of them shouting for me :-). Papa will be busy looking for his books or stocking up on MORE stationaries *shake head*
Sometimes the kids do indulge in other activities too...
- like peeking at another's book (ok if it's the book held by the other sibling, still ok if it's not)
- taking off shoes (ok if no shoe goes missing)
- snatching of books (definitely not ok if it's not among siblings)
- or terrorizing other book store readers (!!?!?!)
Talking about terrorizing other book store readers, the other day we were at MPH members/ reading corner. I was sitting on a single couch at a corner and the kids as usual lodge their butts on the main two-seater. They usually sit down nicely and flip their books, like this.But that morning, I don't know what came over them... they were quite hyper (doughnuts in the morning?). They took off their shoes and climbed on the sofas, prancing to and fro the two-seater and the single seaters adjacent to it. Pretending to be pirates (their choice of books happened to be pirates this time).
And me the mama? Let them climb around like monkeys; I reasoned they were not disturbing other readers anyway. I was enjoying my books very much and hoped the kiddos will not get loud enough to warrant the librarian's attention.
A short while later, a nice young man came in (he's in his early twenties) and sat on one of the vacant seats, right in the middle of the route where HQ was climbing on in his pretense to be a pirate. I didn't give it much thought until... I saw HQ clambering ON TOP of the young man to get to the other side; definitely oblivious to his presence!
GASP!The young man looked up, and looked kind of confused. The good thing was he looked like he was about to laugh.
Oh dear, oh dear.
I quickly went over and apologised, gathered my kids, retrieved their shoes and made an exit. Where to hide my face? *malu*
The kiddos? They grinned and waved bye-bye to the nice young man *slap forehead*
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