Thursday, April 16, 2009

30 Days: Andrew, Are You Grumpy?

ANDREW, ARE YOU GRUMPY?

By Megan Oliphant

“I don't want to take a bath,” Andrew said.
“Andrew, are you grumpy?” asked his mom.
“No,” Andrew said. He stomp, stomp, stomped down the hall.
“Andrew, are you grumpier?” asked Mom when she helped him into the tub.
“No,” Andrew said, sitting down in the water.
“Andrew, are you the grumpiest?” asked Mom when she poured in the bubble bath.
“No,” Andrew said. He folded his arms.
Mom poured water over his hair and put on a dollop of shampoo.
“Andrew, are you all wet?” asked Mom.
“No,” he said, wiping the water off his forehead.
“Andrew, are you even wetter?” asked Mom as she washed out the bubbles.
“No,” Andrew said from under the washcloth protecting his eyes.
“Andrew, are you the wettest?” asked Mom as she held out the towel.
“No,” said Andrew as he floated in the tub, bathwater tickling his ears.
“Andrew, are you sleepy?” asked Mom as she rubbed him dry.
“No,” Andrew said while slipping on his pajamas.
“Andrew, are you sleepier?” asked Mom as she helped him brush his teeth.
“No,” Andrew said after he spit.
“Andrew, are you the sleepiest?” Mom whispered as she tucked the blankets over his shoulders.
“Yaaaawwwwn,” said Andrew.

Copyrighted 2009 by Megan Oliphant; author retains all rights to the story.

6 comments:

Kiirsi said...

Cute! I could totally see this as a picture book.

Taffy said...

This is such a cute story! I think it would be a great picture book!

Yamile said...

I totally saw Andrew as he was getting through his bath and bedtime. Funny, he had my 4 year-old son's face ;0)

Megan said...

Funny, Andrew has my 3 year old's face. (And name!)

Brieanne said...

This was a great idea. I enjoyed it, and could picture myself reading it to my little boy each night as a picture book.

Sarah said...

Everyone else already took my comments! ;o) I can see myself reading this to my grumpy toddler and making faces at him. So let me know when it's published so I can actually do that!

Great job!