Anyway, after doing quite a bit of clapping and singing, picking out a few books, offering my perpetual donation (a.k.a. fine) to the library, and picking up my reserve items, we were back at home to read all about The Napping House.
I've been meaning to try to quit reading annoying books to Katelin, and this one, which definitely is NOT annoying, might help me in that task. It is a bit reminiscent of the story - This is the House that Jack Built, and it in no way makes me feel like burning it (which is an urge I usually have to fight after reading any adaption of a Disney Princess movie).
On a side note, I really wish I lived in a napping house, but I don't want to live in this napping house because a flea is involved here. I like napping, but I really, really, really hate fleas.
Back to the story - after reading The Napping House, and ALL of the other library book to the kids, we enjoyed a few minutes of quiet reading. By quiet, I don't mean quiet at all, as Katelin interrupted me about 17 times in that fifteen minutes and I only made it to page three or so of Teaching Montessori In the Home: The Preschool Years (which is, by the way, very interesting - a whole new discussion).
Then Seth went down for his nap (okay we do have a little napping at our house), and Katelin & I headed outside to absorb some much needed vitamin D. Several circles on the tricycle, a long chat with Tracy, a short game of hide-and-seek with Mia and Belle (our cute 8-year-old twin neighbors), some lounging on the blanket with Seth (after he woke up), and several more attempts to read MY book later -- we tromped back to the house.
Overall, a pretty good day.