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Well, it’s been a while since my last post. Like almost two years.            

Bad blogger. Bad.                            

I’m going to try to revive my posts, and actually get something up occasionally, maybe once every couple of weeks, but don’t hold me to that. On to today’s post.                       

Rose is now almost 4 years old, and a willful and determined individual. A few weeks ago she decided I display her determination and willfulness in spades. We were getting ready for a friend’s birthday party by writing in, and wrapping her present: a copy of the amazing book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. This is a book that we thought we had our own copy of already.                                             

As it turned out, we were wrong.  Very wrong.                                   

Rose decided that she wanted the book. We explained that we had already written a birthday message to her friend. Cue the waterworks.    Epic meltdown by any standard ensues.                                      

Rolling on the floor. Yelling. Crying. The whole shebang.  

Oh yeah, and one more thing. This happened twenty minutes before bedtime.                                           

So we did the only thing we could think of. We called our local bookstore to see if they had a copy, and luckily they did, so I stayed home with Rose while my wife went and picked up the book. I did all of our usual bedtime stuff, and when the book entered the house we read it. Rose loved it, and it has been a treasured part of our household library ever since!                            

The lesson here: support your local bookstore! (And in case you’re wondering, for us that bookstore is Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA! They are really the best).                         

And here is Rose with her prized book. Go grab a copy of your own!