I am feeling a little crabby.
I can’t help but feel crabby when I have a head cold, I keep waking up to single digit temperatures, and I still see snow on the ground! When will winter end?! Plus my NCAA bracket is completely busted thanks to the loss of my Wisconsin Badgers. Crabby!
Whenever I use the word crabby, I am reminded of the daily report card that day care would use. There were three check boxes to describe the child’s mood for the day.
Your child was feeling:
Notice it would say sensitive – not crabby! On days when sensitive was checked, I’d ask, “Was she crabby today?” The teacher would calmly reply, “Yes, she was a bit sensitive.” No, just say it with me – CRABBY!
We say crabby all the time in our house. You ARE crabby, and saying sensitive just doesn’t cut the mustard! Big sister will throw a tantrum, go to her room, and (on really awesome days) put herself down for a nap. When I ask her how she’s doing after the tantrum settles down, she’ll say, “I was a little crabby…”
I say you need to just be crabby and get it out of your system! I have good things in the works that are already replacing my crabbiness, so I know this crabby time will pass. In the meantime, don’t call me sensitive – crabby is just fine with me!
haha!! Yes, sensitive really doesn’t cut it!!
It was so funny how the teachers would NOT say crabby. It is a mood – not a label, or like saying your child was a holy terror today. Thanks so much for all of your reading and commenting Melissa! 🙂
“Sensitive” is code for so many behaviors–Rude, Crabby, Dramatic, etc. Way to own it!
Ha ha – thanks!
We are so PC these days, aren’t we? Just say it like it is! I hope you are no longer feeling “crabby.” 🙂
I know – we are! I’m sure I’ll see that more as my kids start going to school. There are probably many things that can’t be said….
I’m over my crabbiness after having a great weekend get-away to recharge!