It's one of our favorites, and has been for a long time. Poor little David is always getting into trouble. We read the books with the girls and found them both cute and charming.
Except now, we have our own little David. His name is Max. His antics as of late are neither cute, nor charming. We no longer read these books to Max for fear of giving him ideas.
Here are some of the latest gems. And I swear to you, all of these have come out of my real, live situations that have actually happened in the last few days. My only regret is that we don't have the hilarious illustrations to go with them.
No, Max. You may not strangle your brother with the vacuum cord.
No, Max. You may not strangle yourself with the string from your balloon either.
No, Max. You may not run behind the Panda Express counter to use their phone.
No, Max. We do not bite other people's toes.
No, Max. You may not empty out all the ice and water out of the soda cooler with your cup.
No, Max. You certainly may not spit your drink out in the soda cooler.
No, Max! You absolutely may not put your whole head in the soda cooler and drink the water!
and for the win....
No, Max! You may not strip all your clothes and diaper off while you're in the backyard and Mom is nursing the baby so that you can play in the puddled rainwater left in the upside down swimming pool stark naked! (Do you see the discarded diaper in the background? Priceless.)
Now if I only knew the phone number for David Shannon's editor...