So basically I'm falling apart in my old age. This week I have had a cold (or something of the sort) which lead to a fever, my throat is killing due to this post nasal drip, which also prevents me from sleeping because that brings on a cough, my pregnancy carpal tunnel is acting up (which must just be carpal tunnel and not due to being pregnant), I woke up with what I thought was pink eye and to top it all off my pinkie toe hurts. See I really am falling apart. I am happy to report I am feeling much much better now, but it reminded me of one of my favorite childhood books, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here is a recap.
From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, things just do not go Alexander's
way. At breakfast, Alexander's brothers Nick and Anthony reach into their cereal boxes and pull out amazing prizes, while all Alexander ends up with is . . . cereal. The situation does not get any better at school, in fact it gets worse. No wonder Alexander wants to move to Australia! In Australia, everything is upside down, so maybe a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day can become a wonderful, terrific, really good day. After school, Alexander encounters even more bad news when he visits the dentist and goes shopping for sneakers with his mother and brothers. And Alexander's father isn't at all happy with him when the boys visit his office and Alexander gets a little carried away with the new copying machine! This terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia!
Remember this one? What books did you love as a child?