PLACE: The library
LIBRARIAN WENDY: Now D, here is your very own new library card. You will need it every time you check out a book. There’s a big card and a card for your key ring some day when you get a key ring. This is free, but don’t lose it because then you will have to pay a fee. Are you ready? (Pushes card to D)
PRESCHOOLER D: No. (Pushes card back to Librarian Wendy. Librarian Wendy looks stunned.)
THE MOTHER: Why don’t I just put it in my purse for now?
Librarian Wendy called just now still laughing. She said she’s never had anyone weigh the responsibility of the library card so heavily.