Whose library book is this?

Scene: yesterday morning. Amidst the backpacks and shoes, I find a forlorn library book, “What Tiggers Do Best.” I hold it up so it can be claimed.

MOMMY: Whose library book is this?

CONNOR: Not mine.

SEAMUS: Not mine.

MOMMY: It’s been here since last week. One of you must have brought it home.

CONNOR: Nope.

SEAMUS: Nope.

I check inside.

MOMMY: There isn’t any library tag in here. Is this from one of your classrooms?

CONNOR: Nope.

SEAMUS: Nope.

CONNOR: We definitely don’t have that book in our classroom.

SEAMUS: We do! Well. We did.

MOMMY: What do you mean?

SEAMUS: We used to have it. But now, Ms. Miller can’t find it. She said it’s been missing for a whole week!

I swear, on all that is holy, that this conversation actually took place.

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Lacy March 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Ahh, yes. One of those wonderful 'ARRRRGH!' moments you get when talking to your kids!

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tamara April 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Classic!

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