Today was library day at Herbie's school and I forgot to put his library book in his backpack this morning. Turns out they won't let kids take out more than one book at a time. This may sound like no big deal, but he absolutely loves the school library. I was heartbroken when I realized my mistake. I was imagining his whole day thrown off because he would be upset about the book. When he got home, I gave him a long hug while he cried a little and asked why I forgot. He watched while I marked "library day" on every Tuesday in my calendar through the end of the year, and he made some suggestions about where to keep the library book so I am less likely to forget. Thank goodness for second chances.

In other news, the Owl is somewhat of a screaming maniac lately. I'm not sure if this is a new trend or has been brought on by the steroids that he has to take for his respiratory issues. Maybe his poor diet? (Heck, I'm kind of crazy on days when I eat too much starch and not enough protein!) Or he could be tired from starting preschool, it's a lot of activity for him. There has just been a lot more screaming around here. Herbie puts on his noise-cancelling headphones and smiles. I think I need a pair of those!

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