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!.
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!
Let’s repeat that:
“I’M MAD! I WANT TO SQUEEZE THE CAT.”
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.
The solution is this.
Definitely better than the alternative.
Friends, I hope you have a good day, as opposed to a cat-squeezing-angry day.