Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dislikes. No Likes.

Originally, this post was going to be Likes and Dislikes: The Library Edition. But, I couldn't come up with any likes. Yes, it's been a long day. And it's 11:15am.

Dislikes:

-The Three J's (Jacob, Jack and James) who all come to 10am storytime and make my life MISERABLE. James can't not throw a tantrum. Jacob and Jack can't stand each other and whenever they're together, they push each other and scream a lot.... during storytime.

-Jacob and Jack's mothers who still plan playdates together despite the fact that their kids hate one another.

-Play Dates. In general. Baah.

-Jerk Business Man Dad hanging out with his kids and doing business deals on his cell phone in the middle of the children's department.

-Jerk Business Man Dad rolling his eyes at you when you tell him that cell phone calls are only allowed in the lobby

-Also, Jerk Business Man Dad thinking he can pull off wearing madras pants and a striped polo.

-Sharing the storytime space (i.e. the back room in the library) with the adult sci-fi, large type and western books, as well as the YA titles AND the Friends Book Sale. Claustrophobia is setting in.

-CDs for Kids. At every storytime, the kids get percussion instruments and make an unholy amount of noise along with a song relating to the storytime theme. Trying to find songs that relate to themes and aren't the lamest and most annoying things EVER CREATED is nearly impossible. All of the CDs I've come across are horrid, particularly the Toddlers Sing albums. I thought it would be a CD with Sing-a-long songs for toddlers. Nope, it's literally toddlers singing. I'd rather bash my head into the wall. I know there are exceptions to the rule--School Library Journal has a whole long article about the 12 Kids' Albums You Can't Live Without, including one containing a song called "For Those About to Walk (We Salute You). *pretty awesome* But, today, I choose to ignore these facts and focus on the negative. Bah humbug.

6 Comments:

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous marty said...

That does not sounds like fun. I want to smack Jerk Businessman Dad for you.

At least you have the Harry Potter party to look forward to!

 
At 3:07 PM, Anonymous leah said...

They Might Be Giants have at least one kids' CD, and it's hilarious. My 30 year old husband listens to it regularly.

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Librarian Girl said...

Jerk Business Man Dad. ICK.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger anne said...

I think you forgot to add the girl who gave you a hug and drooled all over your arm. That would be first on my lists of dislikes.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

For some reason Bloglines was making your last 15 posts show up as new for me, even though only this one was new. I was all like, "Wow, Katie has really started posting a lot! Wait a minute, why is she scheduling job interviews? She HAS a job! Why is she receiving valentines? It's July! Oh, wait..."

So, having just re-read several of your old posts, I'd like to remind you that things could be worse. You could have wound up at that creepy job where they wanted to know "Do you like technology? Is it pretty? Are you happy?"

But I agree with you about children's music -- it's astonishing how sucky most of it is.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Julia said...

Can we have an update on the harry potter party? Please.

 

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