Library Love, Junior Edition – July 31, 2013

librarylovelogo1Library Love is a recurring post in which I share each week’s bounty from the public library.

The Boy and I finally made it back to the library so he could spend a little time browsing around. You know, these days I like to get in and get out, and I forget how much I used to love just being at the library, wandering around, browsing through the books. I don’t let The Boy do that enough, so I gave  him some time for it today. I, of course, had already reserved some books for him that were ready to pick up, so that was my job:

Thank goodness for me, because when left to his own devices, The Boy does not exactly go for literary or educational feats of greatness:

Coins? Coins?! The Boy doesn’t even collect coins! Ah, yes, the good old Antique Trader… Did I mention to you that The Boy is obsessed with “American Pickers”? He begs Poppie to take him to estate sales and antique shows and flea markets, and comes home with all kinds of knick-knacks that clutter up the Pathologically Literate Household to no end. Although I will admit that every now and then he does find a treasure. But those times are far and few between. My most recent method of dealing with this issue is to let the items sit out for a couple of days until the newness and excitement wears off, then have him collect them in a box or tote and put them in the closet or basement. Things are pretty much out of sight, out of mind for him. So, once school starts in two (two!) weeks, Mama will be making some trips to the Goodwill to drop a few things off… Unless he reads this post, in which case all bets are off. Whoops. I was just joking, honey. I’m not going to get rid of any of your beautiful things. Promise!

Did you take any children to the library this week? How do you deal with excess clutter?

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