This morning two students walk up to me with a huge stack of books. Most of them are paper back so I immediately know they're not mine.
Student 1: We got these books for you!
Me:... where did they come from?
Student 2: From that white box out front of the school.
Me: (breath) The Little Free Library?
Both students start to deflate.
Student 1: I didn't know they're free.
More breathing. Cuz it's not like I haven't promoted our Little Free Library MULTIPLE times.
Me: Yes, it's our Little Free Library. You can take a book and leave a book.
Students 1 & 2: Oh....
Me: Please go put all the books back. (breath)
Both students go to put ALL the books back in our Little Free Library. I stand there breathing some more. Then I start laughing. Cuz really... what else is there to do but laugh? As both students walk back by me I notice they've each kept one book.
1 1/2 more days. And I'm totally counting down!