Look, lady, the reason I asked you and everyone else to turn off your cell phones during Mother Goose was so that they would not distract you from interacting with your kids.
Personally, I don't GET distracted doing Mother Goose. Heck, I can keep 2 little girls from pulling "Baby" off of my lap, sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" AND simultaneously be worrying about SC's geometry problems and what I need to buy at the store for dinner, all at the same time. I've done this a while, I'm good at it.
However, having cell phones beep, squawk, etc is annoying to everyone else. And having someone TEXT (as a nanny did last week) when you're supposed to be interacting with your kids is counter to the point of the program. It's damned rude.
I'm going to be repeating that "shut off your phone" message at today's programs. I know folks use them for cameras, and I've put up with that. But that nanny doing that last week frosted me. Especially since her sweet little boy gets restless--who wouldn't when it's his SECOND program of the day after Gymboree. Sigh..........
And handing the phone to your kid, so she can turn it on, make it beep repeatedly, etc, instead of either letting her wander around the room (normal for one year olds) or trying to interact with her yourself, is ridiculous.
As for that crap after the program about "Well, I have 2 kids in school,", it's like I told you. So do I. And somehow, I've managed to get through 2 programs a morning most mornings without being called by their schools. If your kid is sick or something, either stay home, or stay somewhere else away from my program!
Frankly, if you never show up again, it would be too soon for me. After all, you're the same silly parent who told me you weren't borrowing books because you were afraid your 4 year old might rip them.
So you're not doing my circulation any good. And certainly not my blood pressure.
The Library Lady