Saturday, July 08, 2006

Treat

Today after Pearl and I ventured to the farmer's market for zucchini and onions, we went to the independent used bookstore I've been wanting to visit since I moved to this town. It was as wonderful as I could have hoped, and I found a beautiful book to read to Pearl, but that was not my treat.

My treat was returning to the store later in the afternoon, after I'd gotten Pearl down for her nap - ALL BY MYSELF! I left her in the care of my husband and spent an hour and a half wandering through small, multi-leveled rooms full of stacks and shelves of every sort of book under the sun. I'd forgotten my cell phone at home and realized it on the way there. I debated going back for it but reminded myself that my husband was perfectly capable of caring for our baby and so I continued on, and therefore was uninterrupted by phone calls. No monkey swatting at piles of books from her seat on the mei tai, squawking protests when I leaned over. Just me, and a multitude of books.

Along the the chipmunk book I bought on my first trip, I bought Pearl two board books, two Roald Dahl books that I loved as a child and I hope she will, too (got to cross them off her wish list, hooray!), and for myself I bought The Lost World of the Kalahari, by Laurens van Der Post, who is a great author. All for $15!

~*~*~~~ for Mama Says Om's theme this week, "Treat" ~~~*~*~

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2 Comments:

Blogger mary said...

don't you love treating yourself. great post.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Mama C-ta said...

That is a treat! Thanks for the links to the books, I've been wanting to find some new classics for Julian. Of course he's not into having us read to him at the moment. This too shall pass :)

8:06 AM  

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