Posted by: twototwo | January 24, 2014

Be True to…

I’m tallying some Beehive votes that children turned in. There are 3 personal information lines that they have to fill out:
Your School
Name
Phone Number

And what did this junior high girl put for “Your School?”

BYU

Yep. I’ll accept that. :-) And now start singing some Beach Boys.

Posted by: twototwo | January 5, 2014

Embarrassment

This did not happen in the library. But Miss TwotoTwo plays the piano in her church congregation’s (aka “ward”) auxiliary for children (aka “Primary”). Just more to chances to enjoy and laugh!

Setting: Sharing Time Activity where the children are pulling items from a bag and guessing what job it represents.

5-year-old boy pulls out a girls’ bathing suit/leotard.

Teacher: What do you think that represents?

5-year-old boy: Uh….

Teacher: Maybe a dancer? Or a gymnast?

5-year-old boy: Uh–I think we just need to put this one back!

Posted by: twototwo | November 28, 2013

Setting: Opening Preschool Storytime, the day before Thanksgiving

Librarian Two-to-Two: What holiday do we have coming up tomorrow?

4-year-old: St. Patrick’s Day!

Librarian Two-to-Two: Well, that is one of my favorite holidays, but it’s not quite time for it, yet!

The look on her mother’s face was priceless.

Posted by: twototwo | March 21, 2013

Time and Place

[To more fully enjoy the humor of this, please remember that I am now a librarian in a state that is ~85% Latter-day Saint.]

Setting: Preschool storytime

Librarian Two-to-Two: All right, let’s end with “Three Little Speckled Frogs.”

~5-year-old: No! Um, I want, uh, I want to sing “Child of God.”

At this point, my Primary piano player’s heart swelled to know he wanted to sing a song we’ve been teaching this year. And wished I could let his own ward Primary musical people know that he wanted to sing it. But in the mean time, I needed to answer. And I had to be professional.

Librarian Two-to-Two: How about you sing that one next Sunday?

~5-year-old: OK!

Posted by: twototwo | March 17, 2013

How many?

This did not happen in the library. But Miss TwotoTwo plays the piano in her church congregation’s (aka “ward”) auxiliary for children (aka “Primary”). Just more to chances to enjoy and laugh!

Music Director: How many hands do we have?

11-year-old: Ten! (thoughtful pause) Oh!

Just adds to the humor that I have every time I play the song. I didn’t learn it as a child, but as a teen I did learn John Bytheway’s silly rendition. So I can’t help when every time I play and the kids sing this:

I have two little hands folded snuggly and tight.
They are tiny and weak, yet they know what is right.
During all the long hours till daylight is though
There are plenty indeed for my two hands to do.

I hear this in my head:

I have five little fingers on one little hand.

There are six on the other; I don’t understand.
During all the long hours till daylight is through,
There is nothing at all for one finger to do!

Posted by: twototwo | March 5, 2013

Complaint? Compliment?

~6-year-old to her new library friend: She’s the weirdest Mom I’ve had.

You’ve had more than one?

Posted by: twototwo | February 12, 2013

Her Two Cents’ Worth

~4-year-old, pointing at our scrap paper container: May I have some paper?

Librarian: You would like some scrap paper?

~4-year-old nods.

Librarian: Of course. Help yourself.

After taking one piece of paper, ~4-year-old opens her sparkly little girl purse, pulls out some coins, and plunks 2 pennies on the counter.

Librarian, surprised: Oh, uh…Thank you…?

I happened to look up then, and saw ~4-year-old’s mother at the nearby table. She looked as bewildered as I. But that’s some parent-teaching skills in action–Go, Mother!

This did not happen in the library. But Miss TwotoTwo plays the piano in her church congregation’s (aka “ward”) auxiliary for children (aka “Primary”). Just more to chances to enjoy and laugh!

Music Chorister: Welcome back to Primary. How about we sing some of your favorite songs until the older kids come back? (To 4-year-old) What would you like to sing?

4-year-old: “Oklahoma!”

I suppose it makes sense–he does have musically-inclined parents. The best part was probably that the chorister actually broke into the opening measure of the song. Of course, amidst the laughter, 4-year-old managed to pad his way over to my side at the piano.

4-year-old: Can you play “Oklahoma?”

Pianist Two-to-Two: Well, I could. But I would need the piano music, and I don’t have that. Why don’t you go back and choose one of your favorite Primary songs?

4-year-old: OK!!!

Posted by: twototwo | January 29, 2013

The Inner Workings

Mom: I need help finding a book for my daughter, and I don’t really remember much about it. She’s in 3rd grade. She says it’s kind of big. I think it has “Cornelius” in the title–

Librarian Two-to-Two: The Mysterious Benedict Society?

Mom, mouth dropped: Oh my gosh. That’s it! How did you know?!

Because I am Super Librarian. And I am awesome.

(Honestly, I really don’t know. My guess is that my tired-just-got-back-from-ALA-Conference-this-afternoon brain somehow jumped from “Cornelius is an odd name” to “Benedict is an odd name, and that’s a popular series among that age range.”

Posted by: twototwo | December 16, 2012

Home, Home on the Desert

This did not happen in the library. But Miss TwotoTwo plays the piano in her church congregation’s (aka “ward”) auxiliary for children (aka “Primary”). Just more to chances to enjoy and laugh!

Teacher talking about the nativity: And what else will we find in the stable?

11-year-old girl: A cowboy?

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