Their eldest (8) also found out about being able to use a Switch controller like a racket for Mario tennis… But without the wrist guard. It hit the TV and totalled it and it’s like 60inches or something insane. Sony won’t even tell them how much it costs to repair for sure without being paid 80 bucks
Morning all. Been at work since 6, everything’s breaking down but it’s nearly the winter shutdown for maintenance so we’re bodging our way through the issues as they blow up. Opened my beer advent calendar earlier and it was a fairly ancient looking tin of B*****g Duopolis. FFS
I have nine books to pick up, NINE. Usually reserve a whole bunch and they come in gradually. Not this time. Hoping that R will be excited enough by the new books to not notice all the ones I’ve had to return
It was one of those jumbo ones to read to a group of children! It’s hard enough keeping track of my toddler without wielding that!
Nine is quite the haul, without being able to browse I’m struggling to come up with new books
All this library chat reminds me that I ought to check when our books are due back.
We have four advent calendars in this house - a felt one made by my mum for Jimbo, and also a Lego one that he won’t find out about until after school. On top of that I bought a Montezumas chocolate one at the start of Lockdown II to share with my other half, but I subsequently impulse bought a cheese one on a supermarket visit, so I get the chocolates all to myself.
Should be a relatively quiet day at work, so all in all not the worst way to begin December
My main strategies for library bools are:
-ask R if there is anything he remembers he had before and wants again
-find other books by authors or illustrators he likes (or I like)
-look at catalogues from good children’s publishers to find new things (Flying Eye are my favourite and R loves a lot of their factual ones even though some are a bit beyond him)
-get recommendations from DiSers, I think one of the books I’m picking up today was a recommendation from @keith which has taken forever to arrive.
So far that has kept us with a steady stream of books.