Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Doctor

We need one in our house.

B is hard on books. Specifically, books with flaps, manipulatives and tabs. Problem is, he loves those very same books. {as an aside, I totally recommend Pat the Bunny}. I've attempted to save many-a-book and now we're dealing with random pieces strewn everywhere that I save and wait until naptime to repair.

And then... he promptly plucks the pieces I feverishly taped and mended at next "read" of the book.

My favorite part is that he looks at me with furrowed brow each time he reaches these pages as if some sort of injustice has been done. As if to tell me that I must respond immediately to the emergency and right the wrongs.

Oh sweet boy. You did it. You plucked those little birdie heads from the page not once, but twice. I'm done repairing them. The headless birdies shall remain until the book has been so demolished that it lands itself in recycling. #toddlershaming
Baby Jesus and his parents have taken a long vacation from this page.
The birds used to open their mouths with a pull tab. 


Addi's mom said... [Reply to comment]

Let me know if you find one, M is a carbon copy. We recommend the Bizzy Bear series. It's a thicker cardboard, but still not safe from kids like ous. M is obsessed with them.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Lillian is obsessed with books at the moment. I feel like we read the same 10 stories each day. All are cardboard books because she wants to EAT the book. We now get a few books each week from the library so Mama does not go insane reading the same dinosaur book each day.

Natasha said... [Reply to comment]

Ha! This happens in our house daily! Mason has taken to pulling entire covers off of books- wth??? And yes they are his favorite books. Craziness!

Laura McCannell said... [Reply to comment]

Grace is the same way- ripped the "peek" book flaps and it makes me sad. lol She also ripped a page out of a regular book the other day and I feel like she violated my book! ha!

I love that B is offended that the birds aren't there. wonder where he's hiding baby Jesus and the family. lol

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

bahahahaha! Nathanael is the same way. i have a whole collection of probably 10 books that need rebuilding :D i'm planning on doing that... someday... for now, he's stuck with his 2nd favs. the other day, Nathanael found the stash of busted books. Grabbed one and said, "Ooooo!!!" as if he had found buried treasure... guess i should get to fixin'....

Solange, Nik, Caitlin and Oliver said... [Reply to comment]

Lol!!! I remember Csity used to do that and chew on them. Ollie is more into throwing his books.

Kristi said... [Reply to comment]

HAHAHA... :-) (ps you probably know this, but packing tape is very helpful at book repairs)

Darcey said... [Reply to comment]