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.


Author: travelwchristy

I am a SPED Paraprofessional who is mom to three beautiful children, a wife to a fabulous man, and blessed beyond compare!

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