Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Charles Swindoll a mentionat povestea asta dimineata in programul sau. Se pare ca e destul de cunoscuta, a inspirat si un film de curand insa cand i-am intrebat pe colegii mei bastinasi, n-au stiut de unde s-o ia.
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorst
Adapted for Readers Theatre by Karen Knudsen and Barbara M. Hales.
Characters: AlexanderShoeMan Anthony Phillip Albert Mrs. Dickens Nick Paul Dad Dr. Fields

Alexander: I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair, and when I got out of bed this morning, I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, no good, very bad day. At breakfast–
Anthony: Hey look! I got a Corvette Sting Ray car in my breakfast cereal box.
Nick: I got a Junior Undercover Agent Ring in my breakfast cereal box.
Alexander: Hey look! I got breakfast cereal in my breakfast cereal box. I think I’ll move to Australia. (Directly) Then there was the carpool–
Phillip: Oh, boy, I got a seat by the window! Albert: Me too! Paul: Me too!
Alexander: I’m being scrunched. I’m being smashed! If I don’t get a seat by the window, I’m going to be carsick! (Directly) No one even answered. I could feel that it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Then at school my teacher Mrs. Dickens said,
Mrs. Dickens: Alexander, I do think Paul’s picture of the sailboat is much nicer than your picture of the invisible castle. At singing time you sang too loud, and at counting time you left out sixteen!
Alexander: Aw, who needs sixteen? (Directly) I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I could tell because Paul was acting rotten.
Paul: Alexander, you aren’t my best friend anymore. Phillip Baker is my best friend, and Albert Mayo is my next best friend. You are only my third best friend.
Alexander: I hope you sit on a tack! I hope the next time you get a double-decker strawberry ice cream cone, the ice cream part falls off the cone part and lands SOMEPLACE, maybe in Australia (Directly) Things were even worse at lunch time…
Phillip: Look, I got two cupcakes for lunch.
Albert: I got a Hershey bar with almonds for dessert.
Paul: Well, my mom gave me a piece of jelly roll with little coconut sprinkles on it.
Alexander: Guess whose mother forgot to put in dessert. Oh, this is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. That’s what it is. (Directly) After school Mom took us to the dentist and Dr. Fields found a cavity in just ME!
Dr. Fields: Come back next week, and I’ll fix it.
Alexander: Next week, I’m going to Australia. (Directly) On the way downstairs the elevator door closed on my foot and while we were waiting for mom to go get the car, Anthony made me fall where it was muddy and then I started crying because of the mud; Nick…
Nick: Cry Baby, Cry Baby!
Alexander: (Directly) And to make matters worse, my Mom came back with the car and scolded me for being muddy and fighting. I am having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! Nobody even listened! So we went to the shoe store to buy some sneakers…
Anthony: I want white ones with blue stripes. Nick: I want red ones with white stripes. Alexander: I want blue ones with red stripes. Shoe Man: Sorry, Alexander, we’re all sold out!
Alexander: (Directly) They made me buy some plain old white ones. But, they can’t make me wear them! Then we went to pick up my dad at his office.
Dad: Don’t play with the copying machine. Alexander: I forgot!
Dad: Don’t fool around with that phone. Alexander: I think I called Australia. Dad: Please don’t pick me up anymore. Alexander: It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Nick: Oh yum… Lima beans for supper! Alexander: I hate Lima beans! Anthony: There’s kissing on T.V.
Alexander: I HATE kissing! (Directly) My bath was too hot, I got soap in my eyes, my favorite marble went down the drain, AND I had to wear my railroad train pajamas. I HATE MY RAILROAD TRAIN PAJAMAS!!!
Nick: Give me back that pillow! Alexander.
Alexander: You said I could keep it! Nick: I changed my mind!
Alexander: Oh, dear, the Mickey Mouse night light just burned out. The cat doesn’t want to sleep with me, he wants to sleep with Anthony. IT HAS TO BE A TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY! But my mom says some days are like that…. even in Australia.

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