Monday, June 23, 2008

It's A Sickness


They say the first step to overcoming an addiction is admitting you have a problem. So, this is my public admission. When you hear what happened, though, you can probably not blame me for 'falling off the wagon'.

The kids and I were at Hobby Lobby picking up some last-minute supplies for Keely's birthday party, and as we were leaving we decided to 'run' into Goodwill, which is right next door. We made our way back to the children's book section, and started looking. There were so many good books! Books for school, American Girl books, fiction and nonfiction. Biographies, Thomas the Train books for Joseph, board books. Before I knew it, our cart was filling up to the point that I had to remove Joseph from the cage--I mean cart--because he was getting buried. So, he was unleashed to run around in the clothes racks like a little wild monkey while I tried to keep one eye on him and one eye on the precious mother-lode and at the same time answer four kids asking, "Can I have this one?"

We finally cleaned all the good books out of the shelves, and went up to the check-out. A teenage boy eyed our cart and said, "How many do ya think you have?" "Oh, I didn't count. I don't mind counting them real quick." He warily waited a minute and said, "Let's just say you have 40." "Are you sure?", I say. He's already ringing up 40 books. I forked over my debit card, assigned everyone someone else's hand to hold, and we left.

I counted the books as I loaded them in the car. Grand total? Eighty books. For $21.04. Can you understand my sickness now?

1 comment:

Swede at Heart said...

It sounds like a dream! I love books.