Monday, February 25, 2008

Terrible, Horrible . . .

No, that wasn't our day, not really. But, have you read the book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Well, we went to see the play at the Children's Playhouse on Saturday. It was SO GOOD! Maddy and her friend, Mei, laughed and laughed -- and the Moms did too -- we had so much fun. Perhaps I should have sensed that the play's theme was going to set the stage for the rest of our day!

After the play, Maddy's day started to go downhill a bit just like Alexander's did in the play. First, she had to sit in her carseat and Mei didn't-- because I didn't have one for Mei -- and she wanted to ride with us to a nearby playground. Then I said the reason for that was because she was littler than Mei. Wrong word to use -- her feelings were hurt by being called "little." Then the event we were going to ended early and was over when we got there. No matter, we figured the girls could play. But . . . when running to the playground equipment, Maddy fell and scraped her knee! Then she didn't realize that the warm temps we've enjoyed for a couple days melted the snow and made lots of mud and she ran through it and mud covered her shoes! OY!! The knee, the mud, the car seat and the indignity of being called "little" about did her in and she was ready to move to Australia with Alexander!! It all ended on a happy note though -- going out to dinner, playing tic/tac/toe while waiting for our food and a big dessert of a brownie sundae made everything better -- and really, who could resist a dessert called "Chocolate Excess." YUM!


Jodee Leader said...

We must get this book! It sounds like you had a blast at the play! I see that Maddy is just like her Mama when it comes to chocolate!

Kerry said...

We love that book too! Grace now tells me when she feels like she is having a "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" so funny to hear! Very fun to do a play of that title.
The picture of Maddy is lovely- must have been taken prior to the fall on her knee.
Kerry (Grace and Maddie's Mom)

Kate said...

That is one of our favorites!!! In our house we say all the time, "they can make me buy plain old white sneakers....but they can't make me wear them." That quote really fits a LOT of circumstances!!

Maddy is so beautiful!!


Jake and Taryn said...

Sorry Maddy had a bad day :( I too love that book!!

Shari said...

That picture of Maddy is so cute!!!