Friday, September 11, 2009
Virginia is for Book Covers
My name is Marlo. I am 42 years old and I have NEVER put a book cover on a book. Apparently Virginians like to protect their textbooks. Book covers were on the supply list. I tried to buy nice cloth ones, but they didn't fit. Then I tried to buy paper ones, but the school supplies had already been replaced by Halloween supplies. Poor Will keeps bringing his books home for me to put covers on. They are HEAVY and our bus stop is 1/4 mile from our condo! Last night I got desperate and IRONED a paper sack and followed the directions on the internet to cover one of his books. Then Jacob got home and said that he had to cover his book too. Yikes! So I bought some wrapping paper. Now Jacob's book is wrapped up in bright red paper. It took me forever! I know that tonight, Will will bring the rest of his books home for me to wrap. Maybe with practice I will get better.
After missing Audra and Will's bus the first two days of school, I have given up. It comes at 7:05am! We are the first stop on the first run. Which means that after our bus drops of the first group of kids it goes back out for a second group. I have added a new requirement for our new house--a second run bus stop!