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Fun here or fun there? A mommy's dilemma

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 1:47pm

There's nothing better than fun, free activities to engage the kiddos... like story time at the library. This week I had planned to take my two boys (ages 5 and 2) to story time for some wholesome entertainment and a chance to get out of the house.

So it was almost time to go, and – wouldn't you know? - my boys were playing trains so nicely together that I felt bad for making them quit.

I was tempted to let them carry on in their happy play, but then the realist in me kicked in as I realized this state of togetherness and harmony would most likely come to a bad end as soon as story time was due to begin, and then we would miss out altogether.

So I made my kids stop playing happily (feeling a bit incredulous) in order to cart them off, complaining, to story time so they could... have fun! Yes, it seemed rather insane at the time, too, but I did it, and you know what? They did have fun after all! Yay me!

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