Yesterday Amber came to work with me. Can I tell you how darn awesome it was? Well is was awesome!!!! I really loved having her there. She came to watch the puppet show that was going on. Maybe it was a little young for her but she watch anyway. Told me it was funny. After it was done she just hung out. Did all the contests that were going on and read. Every once and a while she come to where I was working and chit chat.
The other week we read this book. I love that she still loves a good picture book. Anyway I told her how there was the adult version of the book. She tracked it down while she was browsing and began reading it in the comfy chairs. Last night by bedtime she was on chapter 10 and all night she kept telling me about little bits from the book. I can not even begin to tell you how happy I am that the girls all love books. One of the best things I think I have done by far was instilling in them a love for reading. All those story times and visits to the library are so paying off!!!!
I was trying to snag a photo of her as we left. No way. She moved so quick it blurred. It makes me laugh. Totally an Amber picture. A girl on the go always!!!
So today I didn't have my sidekick, she'd gone skating, and so of course my thoughts are not on anything in particular and I was in the main library as opposed to the children's section like I was with her yesterday. You end up in peoples conversations sometimes. Not because your being nosy.....okay sometimes I will go down an isle that is out of my way to be nosy....but generally you are working slowly in an area and sometimes you end up sort of accidentally eaves dropping. It isn't my fault there were so many M to S books to shelve. It isn't my fault it happen to be right in line with the table a group of ladies occupy every Thursday to do their knitting, crochet and cross stitch. It was just the way it was.
So there was a new lady with them. She was crocheting. What I came upon in the conversation was her asking one of the other ladies for help with the pattern. The woman she was asking was really kinda of bitchy to her. Kind of made me feel bad for this lady. The woman said something like, "Well I am not a teacher and I don't want to spend all my time here helping you". I ain't messing with you here. That is pretty much what she said. I think I might have stopped what I was doing and stared with a flabbergasted look on my face. The thought to throw the book that was in my hand and knock the bitchy lady right between the eyes might have crossed my mind.
Now week after week I see this group there and smile and think how I'd just love to grab my knitting and join in. I have even contemplated pulling a seat up on my break....or asking to snap a photo of them so I could blog about them. Wolves in sheep clothing, let me tell you.
So the woman ended up helping her but you could tell by how she spoke to her she didn't want to be helping. After, they did all encourage her to seek help from "a teacher", even told her a library that held a crochet class but I mean maybe that would have been a better, nicer place to start to begin with. You know something along the lines of, "Well I'd like to help but am not a very good teacher".
You get it right? How mean that was. I felt bad for this woman. I guess I don't get why the woman was so nasty. After a while the lady left. She had admitted her defeat with the crochet pattern and said she might try something easier. I heard them later when I had to go back to that area gripping about her amongst themselves. Reminded me of a bunch of hens. Needless to say I won't be pulling up a chair anytime soon to that table thank you very much!