Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No autographs, please.

Today, two guys came by our classroom (which happens to be in the child care center). It turned out they were filming video for a commercial and a new promotional video for our community college. So they filmed part of our class (I tried to hide behind the girl sitting next to me). A few hours later, they came back to film the children in their classes. A few volunteers went back to the classrooms, but I was glad that I had to go to an advisement appointment, so I wouldn't have to worry about being in the video. Me and Mom were sitting in my teacher's office, when all of a sudden the camera crew burst in and started filming us during our appointment. I sat there, clutching my bag (aka, The Suitcase) in my lap, smiling nervously, and awkwardly trying to pretend there wasn't a guy with a camera two feet away. After the commercial airs and the video releases, I'm fully expecting the television and movie producers to start calling. I'm already thinking about changing my phone number. No autographs, please. ;)

Me and Mom stopped by the bargain store that has amazing book prices today. I found some great stuff!

"Winnie-the-Pooh" and "When We Were Very Young," by A.A. Milne, and "Mary Poppins," by P.L. Travers

You see, I am already collecting books for my future children. Go ahead and laugh or call me sentimental, but I want my kids to be surrounded by beautiful, old-fashioned, amazing books. Also, I am obsessed with children's books. I never grew out of loving them, which means I'm drawn to the children's sections at bookstores. Which can be slightly awkward at times. :) But now that I'm a child care provider/preschool teacher in training, I have a perfect excuse for being there! It occured to me recently that I seem to have a strange fascination with English (as in British) children's books...or books in general. Really, almost all of my favorite old-fashioned authors, for adults and children, are English: C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, etc. I almost had a fit when I saw this:

The first time I ever saw this book was at the UK Pavilion at Epcot in Disney World in 2006. Honestly, before then, I never knew that the movie was based on books. And I fell in love with these reprintings with covers like the original books. They are beautiful. But of course, in Disney World, most things are ridiculously overpriced. So I didn't get any of the books there. And for one reason or another (the fact that they're between $9 and $13 each), I hadn't bought them yet. Then I found this beautiful hardcover copy for $2.99 today. It made me incredibly happy! :)

Until next time,


  1. ugh... i see I already left a comment... but time is dwindeling,so I'll try again.

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  2. I have books for my kids already, too. :-)


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