My son was a very happy little toddler. He loved to have fun and he loved to tell jokes. He did a little happy dance when he saw someone (my mom) that he hadn’t seen in a while. He was tons of energy, but he was always ready with a laugh and a smile.
Then he went to pre-K. He started getting influenced by other kids. There was one little boy in particular, his best friend, who seemed to convince him of almost anything. If Eric said it, it had to be! That’s when peas became poison. He’d loved them until Eric.
It seems that was just a very influential time in Gavin’s life. Things he felt then left a lasting impression on him. To this day, peas are poison.
It was in this same time period that Gavin’s favorite story became “Alexander’s Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.” He loved that book! He thought it was so funny. It captured his imagination . . . and then my little boy began to morph! He started becoming Alexander!
I blame it all on “Alexander’s Horrible No Good Very Bad Day!” My happy little boy became a grumpy little guy. Every day became a “bad day” and each one was somehow worse than the one before! Now grumpy scowls seem to have replaced those smiles more often than not. And a good day can turn into a “very, very bad day!” in a matter of moments!
So I guess, let that be a lesson to you all! Be careful what you read to your children because you never know what might happen! They might change into something else completely! You’d hate for your sweet little girl to change into a wicked stepsister, wouldn’t you?! You never know! 😉