Monday, October 10, 2016

No Books at the Book Sale

A couple of weeks ago I took the boys to a used book sale at a local church.  They had thousands of books that had been donated and were selling them to benefit their children's programs.  Prices were perfect - 25 cents per paperback, and if you bought 4 you got one free.  I gave each of my boys a bag to stash books and told them to go find whatever they wanted.

The twins headed straight to the well-stocked kid section and started going through books.  They found all sorts of fun titles like "How to Do Your Homework without Throwing Up" and "Mom, There's a Pig in My Bed!".  Pierce went there and looked through, but was disappointed he didn't find any books in the Maximum Ride series, which he has been reading for the past six months.  He came over to where I was looking through books and said, "Mom, there's no good books here.  I can't find any books in the Maximum Ride series."  I looked up at the room stuffed with thousands of books and said, "Pierce, there are so many books here.  You have to give them a chance.  Look at the backs of the books and read what they are about.  You can't tell me out of all these books you can't find a single one you'd like."  There was an elderly gentleman next to me during this whole exchange.  Pierce scampered off.

Five minutes later, he came running back, "Mom!  Mom!  I found the perfect book!  It's just what I wanted!"

This is the book he had:

The elderly gentleman next to me couldn't help chuckling a bit as he saw the book that was causing my nine year old such glee. 

And now the Electrical Wiring book has a proud spot on Pierce's bedroom bookshelf.  I'm not sure what he's planning to wire, but I sure hope he runs it by me first...

23 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

I think Pierce has an interest in electrical wiring!

Tom said...

Be prepared!

Out on the prairie said...

a rather shocking subject. With age I like his being more discernible with topics.He may become your fix it specialist. I helped my grandfather every summer and learned carpentry at an early age.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

LOL Not quite what you expected, but it is a book. And who knows what he'll learn from it? :-)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Now that's one smart kiddo!

Sally said...

Now, that has me smiling from ear to ear. Pierce is quite the boy. I hope he enjoys that book. :)

xoxo

Ginny Hartzler said...

My first good laugh of the day. This is hilarious!! Has he read any of it yet? When he finishes it, bring him over here; we are trying to install a motion light. He will get free cookies. When he told you he didn't find anything, you said just the right thing to him. He needs to expand his reading adventures. Looks like he has done well.

Sandra Morris said...

Funny what kids can be interested in. :)

Michelle said...

You never know what interest this book might spark!!

DMS said...

Glad he found something to read. I think his choice is fascinating! I hope he runs by any projects by you first too. :)
~Jess

A Quiet Corner said...

Don't make fun...my son loved to fix anything electrical when he was young...that and furniture. Now, he just built his own patio furniture!!..:)JP

mail4rosey said...

lol!! I hope he runs it by you first too. :)

Linda said...

Pierce is my hero.

Endah Murniyati said...

That!

Endah Murniyati said...

That's interesting!

Small Kucing said...

LOL....ah.... he is very bright. yup...i do hope he will let you know first before he tries anything

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is definitely an interesting choice!!

alissa apel said...

That's so funny and great at the same time. Maybe that's his calling if you believe in having a calling.

Maggid said...

The BEST Book Story of All Time!!!
I hope to remember this always.

(yep. really.)

indah nuria Savitri said...

interesting choice indeed!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow!!! Good going Pierce!
love
tweedles

Mildred said...

That is so funny. Kinda makes you nervous, huh? lol

Kev Alviti said...

Love it! This made me laugh!