I’ve got to hand it to the older girls. They’re really good at finding ways to entertain themselves without adult intervention or TV. Now don’t get me wrong, they’ve watched a crazy amount of Disney and Nickelodeon during this spring break, but they also took it upon themselves to bring creativity and imagination to a whole new level.
I give you O & E’s Book Store.
This is where I do some proud Mom chest thumping. Olivia and Erin put a lot of thought and time transforming their room into a book store. Look at their million watt smiles as they pose in front of their sign.
Not only did they make several signs, (Notice the sale sign? They take after their mom)
they set up the books,
and they did the hard sell to me and Van. How can you not want to buy a Junie B. Jones or Magic Tree House book from these young entrepreneurs? They also set up an entire cashier station, complete with monopoly money. Earlier in the day, in an attempt to get them out of the house and keep them occupied, we took a trip to the library and a real bookstore. I guess that’s where they got the inspiration. I won’t crush their enthusiasm just yet and let them know the independent bookstore is a dying industry.
Taking off work for the kids’ spring break is not really a vacation. I know I should say this is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the kids, and it is. But it’s also a lot of work, and not always fun. This bookstore surprise however, that was fun to see.
So if anyone needs some slightly (or more than slightly) used books for the low low price of $1, I’ve got the perfect store for you. The owners couldn’t be sweeter, and they need all the money they can get for college.