Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Why Wednesday is Good


Aside from driving off without the library books to be returned (hello fines), it turned out to be a good day. Can I just say I love our library ladies! Can you believe that the stories for today revolved around characters named Jake? I don't think that was a coincidence. These ladies have loved Jacob since he started going two years ago. In that time they have gotten to know him, they know what he likes, what his favorite color is (they always save the blue paper for him), and where to find the Thomas and Charlie Brown books for him. The library was our saving grace. When we first started going there Jacob was afraid of other women and had trouble focusing. He had been kicked out asked to leave a mother's day out program because, in their words, he was too wild. I took him to the library on a whim one morning, totally expecting it to go bad. Instead, he took to it like a fish to water. He was surrounded by books, which was thrilling in itself, but then someone read them to him and he got to do a craft! It was like a light shining down from heaven on him. I give those ladies (and the man who was the first story reader) a lot of credit for helping Jacob improve his behavior and learn proper manners and how to treat other people. He got lots of hugs and good wishes today and I actually almost got out of there without shedding a tear until a man, who was playing with Adam, asked if we would be back next week and I told him no, school was starting, and he said "They all leave, one by one, until you are left with an empty home". I know he meant well, but geez, I did not need to hear that today. Anyway....we had lunch at IHOP (Adam does not care for it, how can that be?) then made a swing through the big blue store where we found, TA DA, Cars! Oh, the joy. I thought Jacob would burst from excitement, we haven't been able to find them anywhere and I even checked out online stores that are selling them for 24.95 each (highway robbery) and Ebay (even worse). Sooooo.....fifty dollars later we have tons of new Cars to get us through the next weeks. No, he doesn't get them all now and, dang, I wish he hadn't been with me so I could've put them up for Christmas but, oh well, such is life. So, it's been a good afternoon. One day down (almost) and six more to go!

7 comments:

Tracey said...

Whew! Glad it improved! That isn't you in the picture, is it? If so, it totally doesn't fit the picture I had of you in my mind. I thought I had seen other pics here... Maybe I'll skulk around and see what I can find. heh heh heh...

sweet memories said...

I have not visited the library much with K, so thanks for the reminder...it is a nice place to visit, I have to get there....and maybe sat morning before I go to work, I could use a good craft book and kayla LOVES books....I am off to find my library card! glad you found cars, we get them in at target once in a while, I thought we had a new bedding line too....have a great day!

andria said...

No, that's his favorite librarian, she must be fifteen years younger than me. I tried to post other pictures of more of the ladies but blogger wouldnt' allow more than one.

OneHungMan said...

Adam must have issues that need to be addressed soon if he doesn't like IHOP. Truly, the breakfast of champions...or lunch or dinner.

Lynsey said...

No IHOP for Adam? Strange...the breakfast of champions it is indeed.

This coming Wednesday is probably going to be hard for you with no library, so take it easy. You'll get through it. We're here if you need to blog.

kelly jeanie said...

http://www.bloggingbaby.com/2006/08/11/cars-available-for-preorder/

Saw this and thought of you. :)

kelly jeanie said...

http://tinyurl.com/f2gke

Try that, the other one may have been too long.