Sunday, January 16, 2011

Do you have a favorite local bookstore?
We have a few. One of them is Barnes and Noble.
Our local Barnes and Noble Bookstore has an awesome little area for children.
Sometimes (and I think on a regular basis) there is a storytelling hour in the back of the store,
where the children's area is located.

On this particular day we were doing a bit of shopping
 and ran in for a few minutes to look for a gift.
It was a Saturday, so I really didn't think anything about the place being overly busy...
I just assumed this was a normal thing.

 We were sitting to the side of the "stage" when all of the sudden a jolly,
delightful lady carrying a large tote bag full of books, and wearing a smile from ear to ear
came quickly strolling up on the stage greeting a room full
 of attentive children in a foreign language.
She was speaking almost solely in Spanish.
 Very seldom did she speak English and when she did it was only a word or two,
when the children would not answer her or seemed to be lost momentarily.

As she began to read her books to the children,
 my girls became glued to the atmosphere of the room.
The lady was a superb story teller, full of wonder and excitement.
I couldn't take my eyes off of her.
We enjoyed the famous Dr. Seuss book, One Fish, Two Fish.
Then as the next book began, I got the subtle hint of a nose pinching odor
 that could only have come from one place.
Every Mom knows it!

Needless to say, we had to leave because the baby had done a number two in her diaper...
What else can you do?
 I didn't have a clean diaper with me in the store
(but I ALWAYS have my camera, go figure) 
so we had to go to the "Mom Mobile" where I always keep an emergency stash
 of diapers and wipes in the hidden compartment beneath the passengers seat.

 I hope to run into another one of her story telling hours again.

Do you enjoy storytelling?
 If so, where do you go for the best stories in your town?


  1. how cool, and that last photo is soooo precious!

  2. What a wonderful post! And, that bit about the diaper/camera cracked me up.


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