It’s somewhat common for me to walk into Boo’s room after her play and nap time to find some poor book with a page ripped – either partially, or completely- out. She always says “Uhoh I torn the page Mommy.” I proceed to ask “why? Why did you do that?” And she always answers the same way – with a silent stare. Because she honestly doesn’t know why she does it. I believe that. She is either too rough, or just too curious about how that flap is attached… and once she’s started taking it off, she rarely leaves the job un-finished. Which leaves me with random books laying random places around my office, waiting for me to find some book tape and fix them up. Until now. I saw a picture on Pinterest that reminded me of something I used to do in my classroom – make a Book Hospital! So, in organizing my office, I made the switch to use one of my pegboard baskets for just that purpose. I know there are more books somewhere in my office that still are waiting to be fixed, so when I come across them in my cleaning, they can be added to the hospital. When I have time, I’ll sit down with my book tape and salvage what I can of some of her favorite books. At least now they are in one central location and I can see what needs to be done without having to see them on my desk! Mission: Accomplished. Books, you may still get ouchies, but at least now maybe I won’t forget to fix you. The doctor is in.