Today in protest of his regular afternoon nap Mack decided to tear apart one of his absolute favorite books. After listening to him chat and whine and sing and yell for nearly an hour, I went up to his room and saw the destruction. Shreds of paper littered the floor, and little Mack couldn’t have been more pleased with himself.
The book, “I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles,” belonged to my cousin Kevin when he was a boy. Although Kevin is now a 20-something college student living in the big city, this book was a sweet reminder of the days when he was small. Kevin’s name scrawled inside the cover reminded me to slow down savor this time with my little boy. I know someday much too soon Mack will be living his own life and I’ll miss his toddler giggles and snuggles and pleas for attention.
Mack-the-Destroyer will likely strike again, but I just re-ordered the book for him. As a frugal (and smart!) mama I ordered it used from amazon.com. Santa brought the kids several used Amazon books for Christmas (“Angelina Ballerina” for Evie and “Curious George” for Mack) and every copy is in great shape. I don’t know that I’ll ever buy the kids “new” books again because the used ones just make so much more sense – they save me nearly 75%! Oh, and buying used really helps out Mother Nature!
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