As a child one of my favorite collection of stories was Little Critter written by Mercer Mayer. It has become a favorite with the boys as well and we always have a lot of fun reading them together. If your not familiar with Little Critter he is a little six(or so)year old critter boy who is as independent as he is mischievous and well....not quite as big of a boy as he would like to be. Some titles of his stories include "Just A Mess", "Just Go To Bed", and I Just Forgot". It's a running joke between Todd and I that not only do the boys have lots of little critterisms but sometimes I do too. A comparison I never found as funny as he did, that is, until today.
Here is an example of Little Critter from the story "I Was So Mad"
I wanted to keep some frogs in the bathtub but Mom wouldn't let me. I was so mad.
I wanted to play with my sister's dollhouse but Dad wouldn't let me. I was so mad.
I wanted to play hide and seek in the clean sheets but Grandma said "No you can't". I was just so mad.
Here is an example of Sarah Critter starting her Monday
I wanted to feel the sun on my face, but I woke up to four new inches of blowing snow. I was so mad.
I wanted to go to the gym so I could maybe wear a swim suit in the next five years, but the baby was up at 6am and back down to nap at 8:30. I was so mad.
I wanted to enjoy my birthday despite how I usually feel about it, but I looked in the mirror and noticed two new wrinkles and a whisker. I was just so mad.
I wanted to indulge in watching a movie while the kids were at school and the baby took a nap, but they called an early dismissal due to those four freaking inches. Boy was I mad.