Things your kids should not do at the library

by beagooddad on August 15, 2006

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Our library is amazing. It is extremely kid friendly with a play area for the kids where they can play with a ton of toys or work on an art project or play some educational software. Still, with all the great kid conveniences there, it can still be a tough place to take the kids.

The older junior high and high school kids are nice and quiet on the computers checking out their Myspace peeps. It’s the little kids that seem to cause the problems.

Recently, I have watched little kids do all of the following:

  • Spin multiple times around the revolving door
  • Make loud noises in the giant entryway just to hear their echo
  • Try to tear off the little plastic spacers in the CD rack because they like the twang when it snaps back
  • Pee on the floor in the play area
  • Tap on the fish aquarium glass
  • Spill water from the sink onto the bathroom floor and since there are no towels in the bathroom the water just gets left there.
  • Jump on the cushioned chairs.
  • Jump up and down while riding in the elevator.
  • Try to touch a dinosaur bone that clearly said “Do not touch.”
  • Set off the defibrillator alarm by opening the case.

Now, I would like to be able to say that I reported the activity to the librarians and they took care of the situation. But, they did not. I always chickened out because it was my kids doing all of the activities above. Raising twins really is like herding cats from time to time. When they slip through, they always find something interesting to do.

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