For the working Moms AND librarians out there:
I was sitting at the indoor pool watching my daughter take a swimming lesson. Another mother, whose daughter was in the same class, struck up a conversation. The girls are both 6, close to 7 years-old. At one point I mention I work at the regional library. Later in the conversation, we are talking about spring break and our plans. I said that I had to work so my daughter would be at daycare all day for those days.
The lady: Why can't you take her to work and let her be at the library?
Me: ... uh...Well, she's kind of young to be by herself for 8 hours...?
Thunk <head on desk> Yes, librarians don't work? Libraries are daycare centers? What the...?
Sorta depends on the kid. At that age, in a library, I wouldn't have left whatever table I found myself at for the full 8 hours and would have had to be dragged away. If the other lady's daughter is like that it's understandable why she would not get why its a bad idea for you.*
On the subject of where meat comes from, I always knew and never really cared. Okay, so maybe I cared a little but I love bacon more than I love piglets so they lose out. Actually, my parents are planning on raising geese this year(if we like them, yay, if we don't, dinner) which should be interesting. My only worry is that I'm
expected to play Mama Goose. This has the potential to end badly.
*For the short period my sister and I were homeschooled my mom worked part-time at the Air Force Academy library, so she'd take us in for her shift and we'd help her and the other librarians out. Surprised the librarians when we went back to school and kept wandering around fixing the places where other students had messed up the shelves...