if you give a kid a book…

odds are they are going to make a pile with them on the floor and then, under duress, re-shelve them like they were blind and sea-sick.  so say hello to a book shelf with doors.  now we’re talking.  if we can shut the doors, we’re good.  that’s all i ask.

my father-in-law briefly excavated this beauty from his basement to install a new furnace.  when i visited a few weekends i saw sitting in the yard and i was like “hey!  i could use that.”  “funny,” he said, “so could i.”

we worked out a trade.  he got my old one.  which was half the size of this one.  back then we kind of piled the books around the bookshelf.  it was a sad situation.  suffice to say it was with great satisfaction that we loaded this baby up tonight.  i spent the morning patching nail holes and throwing a coat of paint on it.  eventually i will get hardware and wallpaper the door panels.  the only problem is that it’s already full.  go figure.

jael picking out her goodnight book.  note the books she threw on the floor in the process.  yes, i raise heathens.

her favorite, “little mommy.”

she’s so cute.

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3 Responses to “if you give a kid a book…”


  1. 1 Gayla Otto April 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Alphabetized?

  2. 2 mavis April 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    no, i’m afraid we’re already being overly optimistic.

  3. 3 Anonymous April 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    looks perfect. to bad it is already full. does rick have another one to match


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