Interview with Wildman

I really enjoyed Bethay’s interview with Annalie so I decided to try it with Wildman this afternoon.  Interviewing will have to become an annual January tradition for us.  I’m looking forward to seeing how his answers change as he gets older.


What is your name? Wildman (laughs)

Just Wildman? (laughs) Yeah.

What is your favorite cereal? Chocolate chip cereal.

Have you ever had chocolate chip cereal? Nope.

What is your favorite vegetable? (without hesitation) Green beans!

What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk! (again without hesitation)

How did I know… (laughs)

What is your favorite toy? (looks at fruit snack package that he’s eating from and points) This one.

The Optimus Prime Transformer you got for Christmas? Yes, that’s the one.

What is your favorite TV show? Noggin

What is your favorite TV show on Noggin? Blues Clues

What is your favorite game? Wall-E

Your Wall-E Leapster game? Yep.

What is your favorite book? Thomas

What is your favorite restaurant? McDonald’s because it has good hamburgers.  (Yes, folks.  I’m starting him young…)

What is your favorite holiday? It’s Christmas.

What is your favorite animal? A giraffe.  My giraffe that I sleep with.

If you could change your name, what would you choose? (looks at me curiously) Just Wildman.  I don’t want to change it.

What do you love about Daddy? That he’s going to take me for a motorcycle ride when I get older.

What do you love about Mommy? When you take me to Nana’s house (?!) and when you play with me.

What do you love about Cutie Pie? When I play with him and have snacks with him.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year? To Publix

Really, to Publix?! Yep.  And probably to the King Center too.

What do you wish for this year? (whispers in my ear) A dinosaur with a button on it that chases you around and you have to run from it.  Is that a good wish?

Yes, it sure is!


Picking Up the Slack

The little world of Satellite Beach Storytime was rocked in December when Miss Mary, beloved librarian and storytime hostess, announced she was retiring.  Miss Mary was our most favorite librarian, by far.  We faithfully attended her gatherings for three years.  Wildman attended her toddler classes and graduated to the big kid classes in August.  Cutie Pie started his first toddler storytime in August as well.  *sigh*  We were all a little bummed by the news of her retirement.

What’s more surprising is the fact that the county library system has not hired a replacement and as a result all storytimes have been suspended until mid-February.  Miss Mary threw out the teaser that storytime could be continued by a parent if someone was willing to step up to lead it.  Well, you can guess who that volunteer was, right?  Mmm, hmmm.  That’s correct.  Me.  I volunteered myself and my friend, B, to lead storytime on Thursday mornings until a replacement librarian could be found.

What I find completely amazing is the that none of the other youth librarians stepped up.  Its like they’re striking or something.  One of them lead toddler storytime this year at a different time than Miss Mary.  And she’s just not doing it now that Miss Mary is gone.  I since some political tension….  Storytime is only 45-minutes for Heaven’s sake.  Can’t someone just suck it up and go lead it.  Geez.

Whatever.  I think it will be fun to be the interim storytime hostess.  The librarians have agreed to open up the meeting room for B and me, call all the parents to let them know about the meetings on Thursday morning and set up the storytime cart of goodies for us.  I’m trying to remember the program of events that Miss Mary so skillfully lead us through each week!  I hope the little rhymes are on the cart…  Wish me luck.