My daughter asked me to pre-order Guts (the newest graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier) months ago. She checked in frequently on when it was coming, and was thrilled last week when she learned that release day was coming up.
Today was arrival day. I kind of hoped that she would forget, because I wanted her to stay at her after-school care long enough for me to get my work done. But about an hour after school let out she called me, frantic, declaring: "I WANT MY BOOK!" She had apparently seen someone with it at school and was wildly jealous.
I told her I was in the middle of something, and could get her in about an hour. No dice. She begged me to come right away. She pleaded. She promised not to bother me. Though I don't normally like to give in to begging, what could I do, as a bookworm parent? So I paused my work and headed over to get her.
She raced out to meet me, struggling with a gate. There were shrieks. There was hugging of the book. There was kissing of the book (and yes, there is video, but I'm not going to share that here). And after that? Silence. She didn't even come in from the car until she was almost finished.
So yes, my work day was interrupted. But it was for a good cause.
Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms.
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