I love my day job!! I really do. As a youth services librarian, I get to share great books with kids of all ages. My favorite day of the week is Friday and not because it’s almost the weekend. Friday is the day I present preschool story time. I can have a horrible week filled with dentist appointments, stormy weather, and unexpected bills, but when I walk to the front of that room, my outlook on life changes. I see thirty or forty smiling faces staring at me. The children laugh at all the right places in the stories. They dance and sing along with me.
I’m sure I learn as much from the preschoolers as they learn from me. I teach them songs, concepts, letters, and shapes. They teach me to live in the moment. Story time makes me feel like this: