Okay, yes, I know I’m weird. Well, not as weird as I used to be. But it’s still there.
More to the point, is it weird to hang out in the library? Beauty was antsy last night and we were both tired, so we took her to the library to hang out for an hour. We do this every so often. The kids’ section has a variety of toys to play with, and of course there’s books to look at, and mostly it’s a nice interesting space for her to trundle around in.
She loves books, but at this stage she isn’t all that interested in new books, so she usually lets us read one or two with her and that’s about it. She’ll also pull some older-kid books off the shelf and “read” them. We supervise her carefully, reshelve the books she takes out, put away all the toys before we leave, etc etc etc.
Anyway, as we were leaving last night the librarian commented that we’d been there a very long time and that she’d been very good the whole time. I don’t think our behavior was inappropriate, but I wonder if the librarian thought so.
I’m probably overthinking the whole thing. I do that. I guess it’s unusual for people to take advantage of the library’s evening hours like that (it is true we were the only ones in the kids’ section the whole time) but unusual isn’t the same as wrong and everyone knows it. I hope.