The funniest thing happened when the Crabbies took a short vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Yes, even the Crabbies take a vacation every now and then.
When they went into a souvenir shop, Too-Tired, Achy and Hungry started screaming! OH NO! OH NO!
“What’s all the commotion?” King asked.
“Look!” Too-Tired cried. “We need to get out of here before… before… that happens to us.”
“What happens to us?” King asked, completely perplexed.
“T-th-th-that,” Achy stuttered.
There, hanging on the wall, were magnets. And they looked a little too familiar to the Crabbies.
“Look what they did to one of us!” Get-Along cried. “We need to get out of here. FAST!”
Hurry-Up couldn’t leave the shop fast enough. “No way is am I going to be hung on that wall,” he said.
King laughed. “That’s not a real crab. That’s a make-believe one.”
“You… you mean it’s not real?” asked Can’t-Do.
“Whew,” Jumk-Food said, wiping his brow.
And so the Crabbies went to the beach, happy that they weren’t going to become magnets.
What happens when the Crabbies take a trip to the Big Apple? Oh… here’s what we saw and heard.
King: Yes, we do. We are on a tight schedule, so come along!
King: No, no. I said come along.
King: Well, you must. We have no other way to get around.
King: What a bunch of crabby Crabbies! We leave home for one day… one day… we are here to have a nice time, and you do nothing but RUIN THE DAY! Look at how pretty it is here.
King: Oh, Junk-Food. The subway is a ride. It’s not a place to get gooey goodies. Now, all of you… hop on! We are going to tour the Big Apple. Look around, there are so many people who aren’t CrabbieMasters. We can ruin a lot of days if we get right to it.
There you have it. A little idea of what the trip to the Big Apple was like for the Crabbies. They realize there are many of you out there who are yet to be CrabbieMasters, and we want to change that.
We beat the Crabbies every day, and we want you to too!
We are excited to have some outdoor playtime and share some good habits with our friends… like eating right and getting along and helping someone to try to do something they think they can’t do.
We are well prepared to keep the Crabbies away. But look…
They are in a meeting, plotting and scheming. We know what they’re doing.
Listen… we can hear them…
King: It’s the weekend, do you know what that means?
Crabbies all together: Yes!
King: It means it’s time to ruin the day. Saturday and Sunday. Ruin, ruin, ruin!
Junk-Food: This is too easy. I will shower kids everywhere with candy and gooey treat and tasty sweets.
Achy: I’ll be working with Junk-Food to make sure tummy aches are EVERYWHERE!
King: Good, good. And, Hungry, what will you do?
Hungry: Why, I’ll make sure all the kids are too busy playing to stop to eat. And when they do finally eat, I’ll make sure they pick, pick, pick.
King: Excellent. How about you, Get-Along?
Get-Along: Ohhh, I know just what to do to get kids to not share and maybe even make fun of one another’s hair.
King: Perfect. Keep those kids feeling crabby. They won’t get along at all.
Cant-Do: I have a plan! I will make sure when kids try something new, they fail. A second time they won’t try, and they’ll cry and cry.
King: Genius! And Hurry-Up–
Kay: STOP RIGHT THERE! You will NOT be going anywhere.
Jay: That’s right. If you want to do something fun over the weekend, go to the beach and visit your relatives.
King: Hmmm. We’ll see about that.
Kay: There’s nothing to see, King. Go play in the sand! Go play in the ocean! We know what you like and we won’t do it! We know what you don’t like, and we get right to it!
Jay: Look, Kay! They’re running away!
Kay: See you later–NOT, Crabbies.
And so, Jay and Kay and CrabbieMasters around the world set out to enjoy their weekend. And we hope you do too!
Oh man! My Achy powers are really suffering now – it’s springtime! So many kids getting outside to play in the warm almost-April air, the sunshine and even in the rain. All that fun, all that energy, all that exercise!
Exercise is healthy! Yuck!
I’m an Achy Crabbie! I like couch potatoes and TV, lots and lots of just laying around. Not exercise! Exercise gets in the way of my powers to wear kids down with germs and everything else that can run down their bodies and make them feel just sick and tired and not wanting to do anything.
That’s what I like; kids laying around not doing much of anything. And then, wham! They come down with a cold or the flu, coughing and sneezing and not feeling like having any fun running or jumping or catching or throwing or kicking balls or shooting baskets or anything.
That’s my gig. Just feeling achy all over. And I love it when anyone joins me!
Warm weather, sunshine, rain to turn the grass green and make the flowers grow?
Kids outside playing in the sun with healthy bodies on the go?
I say shucks. Shuckety shucks no!
We hope everyone is getting along without Get-Along around! We mention him today because as we finalize our script and reread what we’ve written thus far, Get-Along is somewhat of the opening star.
We are excited about the future of CrabbieMasters. We have several irons in the fire, so to speak, and we are looking forward to hearing something this spring.
No matter what, the CrabbieMasters book series will be brought to you. We are so happy to have such wonderful books for you. The test driving has been good. We’ve had no negative feedback.
Our screenwriter is enjoying the project, and we’re excited to see the final copy. We can’t share it with all of you just yet, but someday we hope you’ll see the Crabbies on the big screen, or the small screen if you don’t have a big screen.
We hope you are having a great weekend and that wherever you are, the weather is nice. Spring is just around the corner and soon the birds, bees and butterflies will be back. We are looking forward to the chirping, buzzing and wing flapping. And we are looking forward to having more CrabbieMasters like you!