S: Absolutely Ridiculous by Amma
BC: Written with love by Amma Sponsored with love by Grandaddy
FC: Absolutely Ridiculous!
1: This very silly book is dedicated to Peyton, Conor, Piper and Finley
2: Once upon a time, not so long ago, there lived two wonderful families. There was the Pociuk family with Peyton and Piper and the Ray family with Conor and Finley.
3: They all loved each other very much but sometimes the parents just didn't want to do as they were told. This was a huge problem for the children
4: One day Peyton asked her parents very nicely to help her to pick up the toys that her mommy and daddy had been playing with and they said in very rude voices, “NO! We are watching t.v. and besides, we do NOT want to.”
5: Well Peyton and her little sister, Piper, were very disappointed in their parents and with her hands on her hips Peyton said in a very loud voice, “You are being very rude! If you do not get busy you will have to go to time out.”
6: Because she didn’t know how to talk just yet, Piper thought to herself, “This is absolutely ridiculous! Imagine parents being so rude and not helping with the toys.”
7: So, eventually and after a whole lot of grumbling, they all worked together to pick up the toys.
8: Meanwhile over in the Ray household, Conor happened to see his mother give his dad a push and his daddy fell on his bum and started to cry.
9: Conor and his baby sister, Finley, were very disappointed and with his hands on his hips Conor said in a very loud voice, “You are being very rude! We do not push because it could be very dangerous. If you push again you will have to go to time out."
10: Finley, thought to herself, “This is absolutely ridiculous! I certainly wouldn’t like it if my brother pushed me.”
11: Their parents tried very hard to do as they were told but sometimes grownups find it very difficult to always be on their best behaviour.
12: Back in the Pociuk house the family sat down to eat dinner. Peyton and Piper gave their parents plates filled with delicious chicken, potatoes and green beans. Their daddy pushed his plate away and said, “I don’t want chicken! I want baked worms!” Their mommy pushed her plate away and said, “I don’t want green beans! I want frog toes!”
13: Peyton put her hands on her hips and said in a very loud voice, “You are being very rude! If you don’t start eating this delicious food you will have to go to time out.”
14: Piper thought to herself, “This is absolutely ridiculous! Imagine parents being so rude and not wanting to eat this delicious food.”
15: So, since the parents did not want to go to time out and they all ate their wonderful meal together.
16: At the Ray house, Conor and Finley were busy doing the laundry and paying the bills and didn’t notice that their parents were being awfully quiet in the kitchen. They could hear a strange splat, splat, splat noise and decided that it would be very wise to see what was going on.
17: They looked around the corner and saw that their parents had been into the fridge and were throwing eggs at the cupboards, the walls, the stove, and of course all over the floor!
18: Conor put his hands on his hips and said in a very loud voice, “You are being very rude! You will have to go to time out.”
19: Finley thought to herself, “This is absolutely ridiculous! Imagine parents being so rude and throwing eggs around the kitchen. My brother would never do such a terrible thing.” So, the parents had to go to time out and they were very unhappy about that.
20: One day when the two families got together for a visit. Conor told Peyton all the problems he was having with his parents and Peyton told Conor how her parents were not listening to her. They didn’t know how to handle the situation. Finley and Piper sat quietly and listened and they knew exactly what to do. The problem was that since they didn’t know how to talk, they were not certain how to tell Conor and Peyton.
21: Peyton and Conor knew right away what their little sisters wanted them to do and right away they got busy with their meeting. | Piper and Finley went and brought their parents into the room for a family discussion. | What a spectacular idea!
22: Conor and Peyton told their parents that they were not happy with their behaviour. Their parents felt terrible and promised that they would try very hard to listen and do as they were told.
23: It is very hard being in charge of parents these days.