Last week was the last book fair for the year at Dallin’s school. I had been promising Dallin that I would take him to one all year long and let him get a book. I just never got around to it, but since this was the last one, I figured I better get off my sorry (and apparently huge) butt and take him up there. Not surprisingly he picked out a book about animals. All the photos in the book are from that series on the Discovery Channel called Planet Earth. If you’ve never watched it, they show it pretty regularly on there and it is absolutely amazing what they were able to capture on camera and well worth the time it takes to watch it.
This is Dallin trying to look like the hyena in the picture. He is such a goof. But not nearly as a big a one as Mandy.
Anyway, while at the book fair, Mandy of course wanted to pick out a book too. Not surprisingly she picked out the pinkest book there….Pinkalicious. All of you that have little girls are probably familiar with this book. It is really cute and humorous and, well, PINK. The jest of the storyline is that the little girl eats too many pink cupcakes and she turns pink! There are lots of cute, darling, funny little quirky lines in the story that had both Mandy and me smiling.
But do you know what she thought was the funniest thing? That they show a drawing of the little girl without her shirt on. It wasn’t crack your ribs funny that eating cupcakes turned her pink or super silly that the doctor told her to fix the problem she would have to eat only green things.
Nope for Mandy the absolute, throw your head back and laugh, funniest thing was that there was one drawing where the little girl was NAKED. It was hilarious to watch her tell Maren and Nathan about the story. She couldn’t even turn to that page in the book without cracking up.
So if you ever have the chance to sit down with Mandy and let her show you her Pinkalicious book, it will be so worth your time. It’s the kind of activity you should plan for when you’re having a bad day, because watching her tell the story will make you laugh so hard that it will make your bad day magically turn into an awesome day! So next time you’re having a stinky crappy day, just drop by our house and spend a few minutes with our goofy little girl. Some of her giddiness will rub off on you. I promise.