*Every Thursday we introduce you to another quick bedtime story about our family’s favorite resident reptile – Baby Frederico. His backstory can be found here. Enjoy!
Baby Frederico loves his Momma Mia and Papá Frita, his buddy Grenelda the Grasshopper, blue crayons, popcorn…and parades with marching bands full of trombone players; but he did not like to lose. Here is part 2 of his story (for part one click here):
The moment Grenelda the Grasshopper’s purple and pink car won the race, Baby Frederico was mad. He did not like to lose and he did not like that he lost to Grenelda and her, well his, purple and pink car. And he told her so!
Grenelda was surprised and suggested that they try the race again because, “Surely you’ll win this time buddy.” They raced again…and again….and even a third time – but each and every time Grenelda’s car won the race! And Baby Frederico became angrier each time.
In fact, Grenelda had never seen Baby Frederico get so upset – especially at her, his best buddy. She was hurt, yes, but what really surprised her was how quickly all the fun they had while they were building the racetrack and talking and laughing all afternoon had so quickly and painfully come to an end.
Baby Frederico left her standing in the hallway with nothing more to say about it, so she decided it was time to leave and began the short walk home. She felt terrible inside and even wished that she would have never won even one of those silly races at all. She knew she had not cheated, that it was just how the car went down the racetrack that caused her to be the winner. She knew she had done nothing wrong, but she still felt terrible. Baby Frederico was her friend and now she missed him.
It had only been a moment when Baby Frederico, feeling embarrassed and sorry for they way he had acted, came back into the hallway to apologize to Grenelda…but she was gone. He had no sooner realized she was gone, though, when he caught another glimpse of that purple and pink car and the long racetrack that they had built down the hallway…and he became angry all over again. He did not like to lose.
That night, Baby Frederico slept fitfully and had a dream that turned into a nightmare. When he would finally awake from it, everything would be different….(more next week!).