Like, A LOT harder.
Of course, this could be because I grew up in a po-dunk little town in Ohio, and my kids are growing up in a po-dunk little town in Texas. That's what I'll blame it on.
Whatever the difference is, I know that I had no idea as a second grader what the term "research" meant, let alone how to do it!
About a week ago, Sissy's teacher sent home a packet, explaining a research project.
No wait! This story begins earlier than that, even! And it began, with a straggler Library book..."Danny and the Dinosaur go to Camp".
I returned the book a couple weeks late, after finding it wedged between Sissy's bed and the wall. I had no idea how much the fine was going to be, but I had myself prepared for the worst. Except, a few days later when my friend, Baub, and I returned to the library for Story Time, I didn't owe anything! I was ecstatic!
The wind was let out of my sails when another mom informed me that they don't make you pay until you owe more than $5. Well, okay. That explains it.
Towards the beginning of November, Baub and I made what would end up being our last trek out to the Library for quite some time. Eventually, a game of tug of war over the mystery virus, would force a sabbatical from our outings.
Falling out of my normal routine is what I blame for the fact that my bag full of Library books was a month
Last night, Roon took the kids to the Library to find a book about Babe Ruth, while I went to a meeting for the women at church.
I returned home to find a less than amused husband.
"How did it go?" I asked.
"Well, let's see. I went to the library first. Did you know that they don't accept credit cards there? They don't. So, I had to go to the store to pick up your prescription, and get cash back. THEN I had to go BACK to the Library to pay the fine so they would let me check out the book. And GUESS how much YOUR fine was...!"
"Ummm, I'm guessing it was bad?"
Yes, you read that right. $35 because I am such an airhead.
But, on the positive side, tonight I get to learn more about Babe Ruth than I ever cared to know. Go Me!