My Big Shouting Day
Yesterday, I woke up and Bob was crawling around my room, licking my jewelry, so I shouted, “Get out of my room!” And that was the start of my big shouting day.
Then I came downstairs and saw that egg. I cried and said, “I can’t eat that!” Mommy replied, “You could eat it last week. Look at Bob eating his mashed banana.” After the terrible egg, I didn’t like my shoes, so I took them off all by myself while shouting, “No shoes!”
We had to go shopping, and Mommy said, “Please stop wriggling, Bella.” But I couldn’t stop, and in the end, I shouted, “Get me out!” Mommy said, “You will give Bob an earache, and you’re giving me a headache.” Bob poked me and said, “Ear!”
At lunchtime, Sasha and her mommy came to play and have some peanut butter, grapes, and biscuits, but my biscuit broke. Then I couldn’t play nicely and kept saying, “No, you can’t be princesses.” In the end, Sasha and her mommy went home.
In the afternoon, it was my ballet lesson, and I said, “Ballet is too itchy!” I was very loud, and Mrs. Clark stopped playing the piano. Miss Louisa said, “Oh dear, perhaps you should sit in the corner then.”
On the way home, we met the lady who lives next door, and she said that Bob was the sweetest thing she’d seen all day. Then she said, “And how is Bella?” I was a long way behind, so I had to shout, “I have a hurting foot!” Mommy said, “Could I keep my voice down and please stop lying on the sidewalk?”
Then it was time for my supper and my bath, but those peas were too hot, and our bath was too cold, and I was too wet, and it was too minty. After that, I rolled and rolled and said, “No, no, no bed! No, no bed, no, no!” Mommy said, “Well, I think someone needs to go to bed,” but I rolled all over my room and then into Bob’s room and said, “Beds are for babies.” Then I yawned a little yawn.
I crawled into my room, and mommy said, “Who wants a story?” I said, “Nobody.” She came into my room anyway, and we cuddled up and had my best story about fairies and cake. I yawned again and said very quietly, “Today was a very bad day, Mommy. Sorry.” She kissed me goodnight and said, “I know we all have those days sometimes, but perhaps you’ll be more cheerful tomorrow.”
And I was. I was cheerful all day long.
- How do you feel when you have a bad day?
- What do you do to cheer yourself up?
- Do you ever apologize when you are having a bad day?
- What do you think of Bella apologizing to her mom?
- How would you handle a situation where someone is being too loud?
- Do you think it is important to have an apology when you were wrong?
- What do you think of Bella’s mom still loving her even when she’s having a big shouting day?
- Do you think it is important to have a cool down period after having a bad day?