Friday, July 9, 2010
Gameboy was afraid he'd lost his library card, so we went to the front counter to see whether it was in the lost and found. He's new to situations like these, and was a little nervous that they'd be annoyed with him, but that's exactly why I had him do the talking; it's good practice. He has been in enough plays to know how to speak up loudly and clearly. We had even gone to the library straight from practice for a summer theater camp he's in.
The librarian came over, and Gameboy explained the situation.
"I think my library card may have fallen into your hands," he said.
I stifled a laugh. He was doing fine; no need for me to step in or make fun.
The librarian turned to check the lost and found, and Gameboy grimaced and quietly mumbled to me, "Ugh. I said that kinda weird."
This, of course, unleashed the giggles in me.
"Are you still in character?" I asked, referring to the 18th-century landed gentleman he currently is cast as.
"I just didn't know what to say," he replied.
"You're doing fine," I told him. "They're just going to think we're a family of time-travelers is all."
He started laughing, too, and we stood there like grinning fools while she returned, said his card wasn't there but had expired anyway, and he signed up for a new card. And he owes me $1.50 in fines. Can't forget that part.