Here we are! We are the Crabbies, and we want to ruin your day. Do you know how to chase us away? Before you try, let us introduce ourselves.
I am the King. I am the leader of the Crabbies. I spend my days thinking of ways the Crabbies can ruin your day. This isn’t an easy job. I don’t just sit around on the beach playing in the sand or dipping my claws into the water trying to come up with ideas. No, I scheme and that takes my full concentration. I must sneak around to see whose day I can ruin and how I can ruin it. Then, I call on the Crabbie or Crabbies that I need and WHAM! We’re in your day.
I’m Too-Tired, and you guessed it! I can make you crabby and grumpy. I can only come around when you haven’t had enough sleep, so I really like it when you stay up too late or don’t go to sleep when you’re told to. When you’re too tired, I’m very happy! You can’t beat any of the Crabbies. That’s why I’m ‘The worst Crabbie in the universe.’
I’m Hungry, how do you do? You’re hungry, I hope. I love it when you have a meltdown because you haven’t had anything to eat or you haven’t eaten properly. I can make some of you feel so tired, you’ll be whiney or sad, maybe even cry. I can make some of you get loud and grumpy. You want to know what else I can do? I can make your tummy growl, and when I hear that growl, I know it’s time for me to be movin’ in!
Hi! I’m Junk-Food, and I know most of you kids love me. I love you too! I love it when you fill your belly with sugar and other junk. I love it when you stuff yourself with chips and ice cream and candy bars and cookies and soda and sugar, sugar, sugar! I have a blast when I watch you crash! When I hear that growl, I know it’s time for me to be movin’ in!
I am Achy, and I not only make you sick, but I bring some of my other Crabbie pals along with me. Too-Tired is like my BFF, and Get-Along and Can’t-Do love to hang out with me. If you don’t wash your hands when you should and if you cough and sneeze and don’t cover your mouth, or if you don’t get enough sleep or eat right, I’ll be there. Sometimes I just show up without you doing anything, but other times you invite me in!
I am Can’t-Do, and I love hearing you say “I can’t do it!” or “No!” Oh, what music to my ears. When you don’t want to do something or even try to do something, that makes me so very happy. And when I’m happy, the King is happy.
Well, hello there! My name is Get-Along and I’m not pleased to meet you. You see, I don’t want to get along with anyone, and I don’t want you to either! I love it when you tattle and when you bicker. You get so crabby, and I get so excited because I’m ruining your day!
I’m Hurry-Up, and I don’t really want to make you hurry up. I want to make you so slow that you’re making the adults frustrated and late and crabby. You see, I sneak into your day, and when an adult tells you it’s time to go and you aren’t even dressed yet. Ha, ha! That makes me dance and sing with joy.
We are so pleased to meet you and happy that you stopped by to learn more about us. Here are a few pictures of us from a recent photo shoot:
Our group photo!
Hurry-Up doesn’t like getting his picture taken
Our group meeting with the King!