Sandra Boynton was in the City on Saturday. Since “Fuzzy, Fuzzy, Fuzzy” was one of the first books Simon could read and Oliver brings us “Barnyard Dance” or “The Going to Bed Book” for storytime just about every night, we figured we would be bad parents if we didn’t take our children to see the famed author/illustrator. We even bought her latest book and had it signed for Simon for Christmas (shhh! don’t tell Simon!). Aside from the fact that the bookstore was absolutely packed, and that boys were kind of cranky and crazy and way too excited about having so many books at their fingertips, and that the artist would not allow people to take pictures with her lest they forget to turn off their flash and damage her eyes, we had a great time. Ha. Ha. Ha.
No, really, the book store was awesome. It’s probably a good thing it’s not within walking distance because I could easily go there every day and convince myself that my children need a new book if they are going to grow up to be upstanding members of society. And the singers who performed before the signing were fun as well. Bonus that we got some Christmas shopping done while we were at it.It was also fun to be the parents of the children who were throwing books, being hit by books, crying about books, biting books, wanting to leave the store with books we hadn’t paid for and who showed absolutely no interest in the author/illustrator despite having been at least somewhat excited about it minutes before it was our turn to say hello to her.
Yeah, that was fun, too.