My morning is going to be SOOOO great!
Jay and Kay are running late!
I hear their mom say, “Come on! Let’s Go!”
I see Jay and Kay. They are moving slow.
Well, what do you know! Ha, ha, ha! Oh, no, no, no!
Tell me it isn’t so.
I am beating Jay and Kay. I am going to have my way!
Hold on there, Hurry-Up. Not so fast!
You are not getting your way at last.
We are not slow. We know we have to go.
Mom is waiting, and we won’t make her late.
We know she has to be to work at eight.
Hurry-up, you are so wrong… so, why don’t you just run along.
There’s nothing here for you to see.
So leave by the time we count to three.
They sure know how to get rid of me 🙁
CrabbieMaster Anna: Hey, King!
King: Hey yourself, Anna. What in the world are you two doing?!
Anna and Abby: We are turning our day around!
Anna: Don’t you know, King? When we wake up in the morning, we decide to make it a good day and that’s how we beat you!
Abby: Then if something goes wrong, we just Turn Our Day Around!
As the preschoolers were sitting with me the other day, they were recalling the obstacle course the older kids had made last summer.
One of them asked, “Miss Becky, can we do that tomorrow?”
Suddenly, three Crabbies were standing right there in front of me!
“You still have to help the kids sign all those autograph dogs. You can’t set up an obstacle course too! Tell them there is no time. There’s just no way. They’ll have to wait for another day.”
While the Crabbies were talking to me, I could hear another child ask, “Can we, Miss Becky? Can we do an obstacle course tomorrow?”
This time I answered, “It would be fun, but I don’t think we can. We have to sign all the dogs tomorrow, and I have to manage that. I won’t have time to set up an obstacle course and get lunch ready too.”
One by one, the kids showed me they are CrabbieMasters:
“Miss Becky, we can’t let Can’t-Do win.”
“Half of us can sign the dogs while the other half works on the obstacle course. Then we can switch.”
“If we all pitch in, Hurry-Up won’t have a chance!”
“We can help you, Miss Becky!”
As I said, “Okay. Let’s give it a try,” I watched the three Crabbies out of the corner of my eye. I watched them quickly slump away.
“Whew!” I thought. “They almost had me today!”
How did it all work out, you ask?
Well… see for yourself!
Another fun way to keep the Crabbies at bay!
It’s June! Time for some summertime fun! Campgrounds and beaches are open and for many it’s warm enough to enjoy all kinds of outside activities. Hey – looks like a ball game is about to get going!
Here’s a few more of Jay and Kay’s favorite ways to enjoy summer fun:
I like camping! I get so excited when Dad says we’re going camping. I get so excited I can’t even sleep. Too-Tired tries to sneak up on me, but I get good night’s sleep anyway so I can enjoy everything! I do a Power-Up by closing my eyes until Too-Tired goes away and I drift off to sleep. That way I have energy for the whole next day!
They also love watching Jay and Kay’s ball games with friends. And climbing around together on all the fun equipment at the park. Lots of fun teamwork is great at keeping Get-Along away!
Ha! Even though King tries to send in the Crabbies on their little missions, CrabbieMasters know how to stop them.
Right in their tracks!
What’s your favorite summertime fun?