Thursday, January 03, 2013

A questionable children's book.

We're a fan of Karen Katz in our house. We like her books (the girls loved Daddy Hugs and Mommy Hugs). We also have I Can Share, Excuse Me! about manners and for our resident violent offender (Vivienne Kate), No Hitting!.

Today we're spotlighting, No Hitting!.


The book is simple. Well, because it's written for toddlers. (I know. Obvious.)

It names the problem behavior: I'm mad, I want to "jump up and down and yell and scream."

Then it clearly states that behavior is not ok, and offers a solution, "You can jump up and down in the leaves, crunch, crunch, CRUNCH!"


Clearly the scenarios are toddler-based, but they're valid.

I get it. YOU WANT TO WRITE IN YOUR SISTER'S BOOK!


"That's not ok, but I can scribble on my art pad. Scribble, scribble, SCRIBBLE!

So when I was reading this book out loud to Vivi for the first time on Christmas I laughed at this one:


Let's repeat that:

"I'M MAD! I WANT TO SQUEEZE THE CAT."

Stop it.

I literally cannot say that without laughing.

I love to quote this, you guys. "I AM SO MAD I COULD SQUEEZE A CAT!"

What toddler wants to squeeze a cat? In ANGER?


I'm not cat person, but I'd never go to my friend Wrestling Kitties' house, knock on her door, walk in and grab one of her cats and SQUEEZE it because I AM SO MAD.

But I don't know, maybe a toddler would.


Oh, sigh.

The solution is this.


 Definitely better than the alternative.

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Friends, I hope you have a good day, as opposed to a cat-squeezing-angry day.

:)

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17 comments:

  1. OH.MY.GOD! This too struck me funny, I was reading as I am eating breakfast & I almost snorted my cocoa crispies out my nose. In fact, I havent been able to comment since you switched because it "didnt support my browser" so I had to download Google Chrome JUST so I could comment on the hilarity of this! Ahhh, squeeze the cat...too funny! (Of course theres been many times I wanted to comment, I am just now getting around to downloading something so I can...sorry lol)

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  2. How funny! I just laughed out loud over you walking into Jenn's house and squeezing one of her cats and then saying "Ahhh, I feel better now". Hahaha. Who does that?!?! So funny. And weird.

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  3. I am laughing so hard thinking about Lila squeezing a cat.

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  4. Isn't this AWESOME? Lila wouldn't squeeze the cat but Vivi might. :)

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  5. YAY! THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING CHROME SO THAT YOU CAN COMMENT! You just won "commenter of the week!" YAY! And I'm glad you found this as awesomely funny as I did.

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  6. HAHAHA! AWESOME. You know, sometimes I want to squeeze my cats so maybe I need this book too....and obviously some clay! Hilarious! I am going to say that now....I am SO angry I could squeeze a cat :)

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  7. HA! I will inform Sebastian and Belle to look out the next time someone comes over angry! :)

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  8. http://youtu.be/mTTwcCVajAc

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  9. Stop it. Are you serious? IS THAT REAL? I had no idea she was going to cry. Lol.

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  10. Jenn - please expect this book for your birthday. K?

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  11. Everyone is saying it's not real, but honestly, I LAUGHED SO HARD at this! I was absolutely cracking up at this poor girl crying over cats. Real or not, it really provided me with amusement.

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  12. HAHA! Please send a pic of Vivi squeezing the cat. GOD - I don't know why this is so funny, but I am DYING laughing again. It's 9am!

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  13. How did you find this video of me.....

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  14. :) Until then, expect some cats to be squeezed.

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