If only…

I went to the library this morning and checked out Lucy the Diamond Fairy and Scarlet the Garnet Fairy from the Rainbow Magic series, then proceeded to have this conversation:

Me: I’ve read about a dozen of these books now. I’m completely sick of them, but my daughter loves them.

Library Woman: How old is she?

Me: Five

Library Woman: Oh, she should read them later and then she can read them herself.

Me: [Noncommittal shrug. After all, my daughter LOVES these books.]

Library Woman: If she reads them all now, what’s she going to read when she’s older?

Me [what I actually said]: I don’t think we’ll run out of books anytime soon.

Me [what I should have said]: Dostoyevsky

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