Has Anybody Seen My Willpower?

Conversation with husband last night (who was using his laptop the whole time):

Me: I decided I’m finally going to read Mayflower. I’ve had it for years now and have never read it.

DH: Uh huh.

Me: Why go to the library for new books when I have books here that I’ve never read?

DH: Ok.

Me: It actually looks very interesting. I don’t read nonfiction often enough. And with Thanksgiving coming up, it’s a very timely read, don’t you think?

DH: Mmhmmm…

Conversation with my son at the library, while returning Well of Lost Plots & In The Hand Of The Goddess:

Me: I’m just going to return these books, I won’t get new ones, because I’m reading Mayflower. If we hurry, we can still catch Elmo’s World when we get home.

MM: L, M, N, O, PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Me: But I did just drive all the way over here, I aught to at least look at what’s new…

MM: ELMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Me: I wonder if they have any of the books I’ve been thinking of reading… I could at least check.

MM: TOES!

Me: Hey look, they have the next Jasper Fforde book!

MM: BOOK!

Me: I’ll just check the young adult section real quick, okay?

MM: No.

Me: They have the next Alanna book, too…

MM: blah blah blah

Me: OH!!! They have Rumors, too! They never have Rumors, I’ll just grab these two to check out…

MM: Elmo?

Me: I probably shouldn’t get the next Fforde book, because his books take so long to read…

MM: Now I know my ABCs….

Me: But these two should be quick reads… And Rumors is NEVER in stock. I should probably jump on that.

MM: babble babble pop babble

Me: And I can always read Maylower during your naps and the other two at night…

MM: Noope!

Me: While writing a novel…

MM: ELMOOOOOOOOOOO

Me: And potty training you.

MM: I go potty?

Me: Oh well, life isn’t fun if you aren’t piling on more than humanly possible, right?

When we got home, Elmo was just ending, but I got these, so I don’t care:

And I think MM will forgive me…

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