Mr7 suggested that this time Mr4 and his friends might get to have a look beyond the bookshelves. "When we went in year one, we got to go downstairs," he confided.
"Oh, what was there?" asked Mr4, hope in his voice.
"That's where they keep the boxes of books," said Mr7.
"Oh," said Mr4. His excitement was still not palpable.
He didn't have much to say about his excursion on the way home from preschool. Just that he was tired. That someone had read them a story. They'd eaten fruit - apples and carrots. "Carrots aren't fruit," said Mr7. "They don't have seeds."
I could see Mr4 trying to come up with a rebuttal to this, but he could think of nothing.
"I did learn one thing today at the library, Mum," he said.
"Butterflies smell with their feet," he announced, triumphant.
And, do you know what? They do.
I tell you, these excursions are true learning experiences. For everyone.
What new thing did you learn today?
[image: Erin Nicole/Beauty In Everything]