April 19, 2006

He Is My Son, After All

No one could mistake the resemblence between The Boy and his father. He looks like him. He acts like him. He wants to be just like his father. However, I was pleased to discover yesterday that he has at least a little bit of me in him.

As many of you may know, I was a librarian in a former life and although on first glance the books in our family library look a bit disorganized (because they have been reshelved by the short people) we started with a great deal of thought to it all, with a reference section, literature and history sections in chronological order, etc. Yesterday evening, I asked The Boy to put away all the baby books scattered around the house and he spent twice as long as necessary, categorizing them all. First he put all the books by the same authors together and then organized all the other books by topics, such as animals, potty-training, vehicles...

I was so proud.



Posted by: patricia at April 19, 2006 05:24 PM

My wife set up our youngster's toys in one of those 3-shelf systems having different colored plastic "tubs" (2-3 per shelf). He does fairly well in putting the toys in the proper tub, when he has a mind to tidy. He did need a fair amount of gentle persuasion to initially utilize the system.

Posted by: MarcV at April 20, 2006 10:40 AM

I was a library aid in junior high and I loved it. I could be librarian, but you have to have an education degree. Sorry, can't stand the rude kids.

Posted by: Mercy at April 20, 2006 12:44 PM

Meryc, you don't have to have an education degree if you want to work in a library that isn't in a public school. I have an Master's in Library and Information Sciences (or whatever it was they called it), but no education degree.

Posted by: Jordana at April 20, 2006 12:50 PM