Imaginary Fun. Real Results.™
The Crabbies are imaginary characters who help children understand why they act and feel the way they do. All eight Crabbies have a few things in common: they want to put us in a bad mood, leave us feeling frustrated, and throw our whole day off course.
By beating these Crabbies, you can become a CrabbieMaster! CrabbieMasters are able to recognize their feelings, feel confident in their ability to manage their moods, and get the day back on track even if any Crabbies try to sneak in.
I’m Too-Tired. I’m the first Crabbie and I’m the worst Crabbie! I like when you don’t get enough sleep. I like when you mess around at bedtime, and when you think you’re too big to take a nap during the day. CrabbieMasters call me, “The Worst Crabbie in the Universe.” I’m good with that! They know when I get to them they may as well give up because they’re too tired to beat any of the other Crabbies. When you’re too tired, you don’t even want to have FUN. I can tell you what I don’t like - I don’t like CrabbieMasters going around telling you a nap is a Power-Up. They say, “Power-Up for energy to have more fun!” That makes me sick. And very tired.
I’m Hungry - I’m the sneaky one. I love when adults are too busy to plan ahead for meals. And I really love when kids say they’re not hungry because they just want to keep doing whatever they’re doing. WHAM! That’s when I sneak in. You lose your energy and seem tired, then suddenly you don’t even want to play. You may also become whiney about any little thing. My personal favorite is when you freak out and have a major meltdown. It doesn’t matter where you are - you can have a meltdown anywhere, right on the spot!
I’m Junk-Food. I love when you fill your belly with junk food like chips, ice cream, cookies, candy, cake, and soda. I want you to eat junk food - not vegetables, or fruits, or anything else those annoying CrabbieMasters refer to as "good foods,” or worse yet, “grow foods.” When they try telling you junk food doesn’t give you energy I say, "HA! I see you eat junk food and have lots of energy." Then CrabbieMasters say it isn’t good energy because it doesn’t last, but it lasts long enough for me to see you running around, all wound up until you go WHAM! BAM! CRASH! It’s what I live for.
I am Achy. Germs, germs, germs - I love germs! So, don’t wash your hands, or worse yet, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. I really love it when kids put dirty things in their mouths. And, just so you know, Too-Tired and Junk-Food are my BFF’s. We all love, love, love couch potatoes who don’t exercise, stay up late, and sit around eating junk food. Don’t listen to CrabbieMasters when they give you tips on how to keep me away. That makes me sick!
I’m Can’t-Do, and I love hearing you say, “I can’t do it!” or “I’m too scared!” I love it when you don't even try. Don’t listen to those CrabbieMasters. They’ll tell you to say, “I think I can,” and, “Try, try, try.” They’ll be all encouraging and tell you to not give up. YUCK! You cannot do it. End of story!
I am Get-Along. I'm the Crabbie who steps in to keep people from getting along with each other. I can cause trouble with kids and adults. It makes no difference to me! It’s simple. I love it when things go wrong and people are upset with each other. I do not... I repeat, I do not like CrabbieMasters who get in my business. They always talk about their number one rule: Be nice. Makes me sick. They’re getting in my way. I used to hear, “I’m telling on you! I’m telling mom!” Now, thanks to the goody goody CrabbieMasters, I hear, “Let’s work it out.” I hear crazy talk like that and I go find someone else to bug.
I’m Hurry-Up. Real quick, here’s what I like: adults who are always in a hurry and kids who are never in a hurry. This combo is what I live for. My best bud, Get-Along, and I dance and sing when we watch kids and their parents go round-and-round trying to get out the door! What I don’t like is when I hear that corny little CrabbieMasters chant: Adults say, “When asked to do it,” and then CrabbieMaster kids say, “We get right to it!” When I hear that I plug my ears and skate away as fast as I can.
I’m the King. I’m in charge of all the Crabbies. My mission is to send them in to ruin your day. The more the merrier! The best days for me are when you don’t get enough sleep and you are too tired to even think. I can send in most of my Crabbies on those days. If kids start to get wild and the adults are pulling out their hair, you know I’m there! By the way, CrabbieMasters will try to tell you they are in charge of me. Don’t listen to any of that goody-goody talk. CrabbieMasters SchmabbieMasters. I’m the King and that’s it!
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!