My kid loves books. He loves to read and to look at the pictures. He takes really good care of his books because he knows books are special and deserve to be treated kindly. The problem is that someone keeps breaking into our house and defacing Punkin's pop up books when we aren't looking. Can you believe it? I couldn't.
Because of this we try to keep the pop up books that we have left out of sight. We used to keep them on top of the refrigerator until they fell on my head one too many times. Then we moved them to the top shelf in his closet. And yes, smart ass, I know that you think that makes a lot more sense than on top of the refrigerator, but what thief checks the top of the fridge??
Being that my kid minds me and would never, never think of doing anything he's been told not to do, you can imagine my surprise when I saw this
Someone had broken into Punkin's room and dragged his toy basket into his closet! I know someone else must have done it because Punkin would never do something like that. He knows better than to stand on his toy basket to try to get to the shelf in his closet and he always minds me and does what he's told, so the culprit must have been a really short book thief. My kid follows my every command. Doesn't yours?
I checked the pop up books and they are all accounted for.
I think we must have nearly caught him, though, as he left the hammer which he must have used to get in with on the shelf. What kind of self respecting thief uses a green and purple hammer anyway?
I sat him down in the floor and grilled him regarding whether he had caught sight of the intruder in his room.
I told him all about the dangers of book thieves and he totally got it. He was solemn and sincere, paying attention and hanging on my every word.
We had a good laugh when I momentarily suggested his Daddy might have been after his books, but we quickly realized how absurd that was. They didn't have nearly enough pictures, had way too many words and no girls with bunny ears were on the covers.
With our little talk over, he got back to some serious studying. He asked me to please let you all know that his Daddy dressed him last night and that he would never put that pajama top and bottom together if he was dressing himself.
He just didn't want to hurt his Daddy's feelings. He's sweet like
Before I went back to
Of course, he said no.
Would this face lie?