Saturday, November 13, 2010
Scholastic book orders sure have changed
Harry and Jack's are totally online now, although their teachers still hand out the good old flyer (you know the one-- it hasn't changed since you were in school). We perused the flyer at the coffee shop after school the other day, and in the morning before Jack woke up, Harry and I placed our online order.
I was such an old lady about the whole thng-- found the website really hard to navigate and had to call customer service twice- once because I couldn't find my ten-digit customer number and once because I pushed "send" too many times and ordered 5 of my shopping cart. D'oh.
When we selected our books-- chapter books for Harry, a bunch of interminable Dora books for Jack, some blended holiday books, and a few funny stories from my childhood that I'm excited to read-- I thought about all the quiet bedtimes these books will bring with them, fat little fingers that point to the pages and lisping, lilting voices that will ask plot questions, soft, damp heads that smell like lavender, and smooth, shiny cheeks pressed against mine, sweet dreams surely to come.