Tuesday, April 29, 2008
One of those days.
One of the cons of living where we do, is that we have no library. The closest library is a 15 minute drive to Salem. And because I'm not a resident of Salem (and too cheap to pay the $60 a year) I am only allowed to check out one book at a time. The kids are allowed 25. Since the library is not too convenient, we only make it about once a month. So I decided to make the trip today. We got to the library, got everything unloaded, paid the parking meter and made it up to the childrens section. They have a great interactive room where the kids can do hands on things. The theme of the room changes every couple of months. So we arrive and I say, "oh good, the kids' room is still open." The lady behind the desk quickly told me, "oh we are closing right now." So the kids were a little bummed, because they had new stuff to play with. So we went straight to the books. I get Claire out of the stroller and prepare to spend some time browsing the books. I look over and Claire is busy doing a doody. Of course, I had left the diapers in the car. Babies seem to have this sixth sense. It's like they KNOW when you don't have any diapers. So we spend another few minutes gathering up books and then we head out to the car. (after I bribed the kids with McDonalds) Where I discover that I am also out of wipes. So our trip to the library was a flop. And to make matters worse, when I got home I had received a summons to jury duty in the mail. Honestly, this is like the 5th time I have been summoned to jury duty. Whereas my hubby.....never! Don't they know how hard it is to find someone to take a child to school, a babysitter for three other children...all day, someone to pick up child from school, someone to take child to t-ball...ugh. It would be sooo much easier for the hubby! I wish he could just go in my place. So, sorry about all of the complaining today...it's just one of those days.