We have been having a wonderful vacation this week..today we went to a Science Museum.. I personally thought it was a total waste of time and money.. but the kids seem to enjoy it for a bit. We went to eat after that, then decided to shop in Borders. Oh my word, what were we thinking!!!??? My son, who is nearly 5, was getting a little, hmmm... rambunctious, decides to start spinning this bookshelf that rotates and holds hundreds of books. I told him, from about 5 feet away, "Don't do that". I said that phrase three times. And all three times I was ignored. Not a second after my third warning.. did I see books flying in every direction. With one hard but fast pull my son had whipped that shelf around, sending oh.. hmm.. probably a good 75 to 100 books flying. I believe I was instantly stunned. Kicking myself mentally, I gritted my teeth, and let him know he was in big trouble later, and bent my sunburned body and I mean SUNBURNED, and began picking up the books.
Two things I learned today.
1. Expect the Unexpected. When your kids aren't listening, grab them before they take that extra DELIBERATE spin.
2. People do not help anymore. I just couldn't believe it. I think 1 lady walked by and picked up 1 book. But of all the people there.. they just look at us.. over there precious books, then went back to reading. Where is the compassion lol
I wish I could of taken a picture of the piles of books, and where they landed.. so that you would really understand what I had to deal with lol I will tell you what.. I was pretty embarrassed.. but quickly realized.. things could of been worse and it could of cost me a whole lot of money. Thank goodness, the situation was easily fixed. I truly hope my little guy learned a lesson today. Probably not..but I am hoping lol