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AllieVaulter

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The Things Kids Say...
« on: July 13, 2015, 01:53:02 AM »
Sorry, I just had to share what my niece said the other day. 

My sister is not exactly Mustachian, but she's more frugal than most Americans.  Usually she buy books from used book stores or library sales, so when they get home she always washes the books off (she's a bit of germaphobe).  The other day, however, they took a rare trip to a "regular" book store.  When they got home my sister just started putting the books away and her 4-year old stopped her and asked "don't we need to wash the books"? 

It just cracks me up.  And it makes me happy that my sister buys used books so often that her kid thinks it's normal to wash books. 

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 05:18:00 PM »
Haha this is too cute and funny!

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 10:23:42 AM »
Lol, I laughed at my computer screen at the office, this was awkward.


Here's one from my kid, probably not as funny but it still makes me smile.
We recently moved from Japan to the US. He was going to preschool in Japan, but preschool here in the US is so expensive we've decided initially to not send him (we're still thinking). At some point he said:
"I want to stay in America when I grow up
- Why is that?
- Because there is no school here"

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 12:07:16 PM »
Wait, what?  People wash used books?

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 12:29:54 PM »
How does one even go about washing a book?  You can't use water, it would destroy the pages . . .

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 01:30:29 PM »
Any time I'm out on a walk with my son and bus drives by he gets all excited points and says "bye bye BUS!" I find myself laughing and doing the same thing when I am not with him. Being a parent is awesome. :)

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 01:59:47 PM »
How does one even go about washing a book?  You can't use water, it would destroy the pages . . .

I've never actually witnessed the process, but I'm pretty sure she just wipes down the outside of the book.  When the kids were younger and she was getting board books, she'd wipe down every page. 

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Re: The Things Kids Say...
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2015, 08:46:08 AM »
For "shiny" books, just use a damp cloth on the cover. Glass cleaner works great. I'll clean some used books I get, depending on if they need it. The inside is usually fine (plus I won't buy one that's been abused).