I obviously had way too much time on my hands back then. This was before blogging and tpt came into my life. I have to say, I feel a lot more grown up spending time in these virtual worlds than in Webkinz World! However, this has left me with A LOT of little furry critters in my closet that I can't seem to part with. I was going to put them in a big basket to use as reading buddies, but we're not really supposed to have stuffed things in our rooms. So, for now, they are packed away in a big bag until the day I can just leave them in the teacher's lounge with a Free to a Good Home sign on the box.
Now the point of my post today, is that one of them came in pretty handy last week. I have one little Webkin that I really, especially liked. I just thought he was cute and I have a thing for chickens (don't ask). It's this little guy. I named him Pecker. Get your minds out of the gutter! Think of the way a chicken eats...pecking at the ground...get it?
Seriously, is he not the cutest? So anyway, one of my little nuggets was having an especially tough day. I mean, it really is hard being seven sometimes, right? So he needed some cheering up. I was kind of out of my usual bag of tricks, when while I was rooting around my closet I saw Pecker. I grabbed him like I had this all planned out and said, "Well, it looks like it's time for the Cheer Up Chicken to visit!" I placed it on Sad Nugget's desk and told him he was here to cheer him up. And, people, it totally worked! He was all smiles in no time!
So now Cheer Up Chicken is a thing in our room. He hangs out in the closet, but only comes out when someone really, really needs cheering up. And he can only come out when I think he's needed. So far, so good. So just in case you have an extra chicken hanging around, now you know what you can do with it! If you want your very own Cheer Up Chicken, you can find them here. I was surprised to see they're still available!
Ok friends, tomorrow is my Open House, so I'll be back soon with details and lots of pix!