Carter is the worst. He can sit for half an hour, easy, requesting book after book from his book nook. His book nook is one of those three by three cubic storage shelf units for books and baskets. I have had to remove most of the baskets in order to cram more books on the shelves so it does not look as nice as it could but it functions well. It fits perfectly at the end of his bed in the corner of his room making a nice reading nook that I am more than a bit jealous of. It is from here that he expects all his reading material to come.
Sometimes his requests are very specific I want two Bernstein Bear books please momma, other times it is more about the quantity, momma can I have five books from my book nook? Never are the leftover books from a previous visit, even it the visit was not his but his brothers, good enough. They need to be freshly brought in for his reading pleasure. Yes, Carter does exactly what the huge Costco package of Charmin asks of him although I don’t think Charmin has much to do with Carter’s bathroom enjoyment.
There are times when I get frustrated with being his book butler, usually after his third or fourth request for more books. I have daydreams about getting a huge windfall of cash that, after donating large sums to save the whales and stomp out world starvation, I would put towards making an in-wall rotating bookshelf in the bathroom specifically for Carter and his bathroom reading needs. With a push of a button, or maybe a pull of a lever, the wall would open up revealing shelf upon shelf of books. The shelf would slide out from the wall so the “goer” could easily reach their book of choice and then slip back into the wall and remove from sight. After each use the books would be sprayed with a very fine mist of disinfectant, a spray specially designed not to damage the books. Yes, I have given this idea way more thought that I care to admit.
So if any of you have a couple million or two lying about collecting dust, or know of anybody that does, I can be trusted to put it to good use: whales, starvation, bathroom bookcase. And for the person who donates to this cause, I will be sure to stock the shelves with some of your favorite reading material, just in case you happen to be in the neighborhood and feel the need to use the loo.