Entries in max’s christmas trouble (25)

Sunday
Dec252011

Max’s Christmas Trouble: Day 25

Christmas Day

Christmas morning and another birthday, thought Max. He knew he had made the right decision to go to Olive Grove Retirement Home that morning, but he still wished a tiny something would happen for him after all. Even just making up with AJ would make my day. …

But there wasn’t much time for thought—after a quick “Happy Birthday, Max” song, and Merry Christmas-ing over the breakfast table, Mother announced that everyone absolutely had to be in the car at 10:30AM sharp! And that Christmas presents—and birthday presents—would be opened when they returned home.

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Is it just me, or does the receptionist look a lot like Princess Leia from Star Wars? Max and family had arrived at Olive Grove and were in the lobby. The receptionist was wearing a white robe, and had her hair parted in the middle with huge buns on either side of her head—quite a different getup than the pale blue shirts the staff usually wore.

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Saturday
Dec242011

Max’s Christmas Trouble: Day 24

Reginald’s Diary, December 24th, 2011

The Day before Christmas Morning Brunch Menu

  • Foaming cappuccinos for Mother and Father
  • Chocolate and zucchini scones
  • Cheesey omelets
  • And waffles with strawberry topping!
  • Christmas carols for the ears

Woke up at 6AM to put it together, but it was worth it. Nothing burned except my pinky, and I put a BIG bandage on it so that people would know.… Just so they know that I’m brave and I can work hard. We ate and talked and laughed for a good two hours. Good thing Dad has no work today.

I almost forgot, but tomorrow is my birthday…

Max

To be continued…

S&S links: Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-2c; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-2a; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2e

Authored by R. A. Watterson. Illustration by Yoko Matsuoka.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

Downloads

PDF: マックスのクリスマスの悩み-第24日目
DOC: Max e o Problema do Natal (complete story)
DOC: Dificultades navideñas de Max (complete story)

Friday
Dec232011

Max’s Christmas Trouble: Day 23

Reginald’s Diary, December 23rd, 2011

Shoveling snow is cold work. By the time I finished the driveway, it was only 7AM and I wanted to crawl back into bed. But I snuck Noah into the living room, so that Mother could sleep in. I made him egg-in-a-basket for breakfast. And tried to teach Noah how to say “Merry” for “Merry Christmas”—except it sounds a lot like “Weeeese.” But it’s a start.

Must look up recipes. Have decided to host a brunch tomorrow. And Mother says as long as nothing explodes she’s happy to give the cooking to someone else.

Spent the evening rewriting my Christmas coupons…

Christmas coupon for Dad:
I will clean the car for you. (GOOD FOR ONE THREE CAR WASHES.)

Christmas coupon for Mom:
I will cook one meal for you. (GOOD FOR TWO DAYSANYDAY OF THE WEEK.)

Christmas coupon for Sophie:
I will not get into your things. (FOREVER A LONG TIME.)

Christmas coupon for Noah:
I will play with you. (GOOD FOR TWO EVENINGS OF THE WEEKWHEN YOU HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO PLAY WITHNEED ME TO.)

Max

To be continued…

S&S links: Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-2c; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-2a; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2e

Authored by R. A. Watterson. Illustration by Yoko Matsuoka.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

Downloads

PDF: マックスのクリスマスの悩み-第23日目
DOC: Max e o Problema do Natal (complete story)
DOC: Dificultades navideñas de Max (complete story)

Thursday
Dec222011

Max’s Christmas Trouble: Day 22

Reginald’s Diary, December 22nd, 2011

Over breakfast I told Mom and Dad and everyone that I’d cancelled my birthday party on Christmas Day so that we could all go to the Christmas party at Olive Grove. Mom and Dad and Sophie looked like their socks had been knocked off, and Noah said “Yay!”

I really did want to see Mr. Padraic on Christmas Day; he’ll have no one to celebrate Christmas with, and he’s probably the last person who wouldn’t mind celebrating my birthday with me.

There are still three days left of Christmas, and I have big plans!

Max

To be continued…

S&S links: Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-2c; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-2a; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2e

Authored by R. A. Watterson. Illustration by Yoko Matsuoka.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

Downloads

PDF: マックスのクリスマスの悩み-第22日目
DOC: Max e o Problema do Natal (complete story)
DOC: Dificultades navideñas de Max (complete story)

Wednesday
Dec212011

Max’s Christmas Trouble: Day 21

Max and Mr. Padraic

“I’ve ruined Christmas.” Max and Mr. Padraic were sitting in the lobby of the Olive Grove Retirement Home, a box of LED flashlights on the one side, and a bag of Jelly Twists on the other. Strains of “O Holy Night” drifted down the corridors from an ancient-sounding PA system. The Talleys were visiting that day, and had sung Christmas carols at the cafeteria during lunch. AJ had come along, but he still refused to talk with Max. And now Max was having his long-anticipated talk with Mr. Padraic about turning LED flashlights into Laser Guns, but all he could think about was how rotten he felt. “Everyone is mad at me.”

“Surely, not everyone.” Mr. Padraic shook the red and green candy in his fist. “I’m not mad at you. Who else brings me boxes and boxes of Jelly Twists?”

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Max’s Christmas Trouble: Day 20

Reginald’s Diary, December 20th, 2011

Mother read to us The Gift of the Magi over dinner. After dinner I looked up the other Christmas stories she said were on that site. … The bad thing is, my Christmas coupons are looking rather puny right now.

Tomorrow I get to see Mr. Padraic. Good thing too. Also, I really want to fix things up with AJ.

Max

To be continued…

S&S links: Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-2c; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-2a; Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2e

Authored by R. A. Watterson. Illustration by Yoko Matsuoka.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

Downloads

PDF: マックスのクリスマスの悩み-第20日目
DOC: Max e o Problema do Natal (complete story)
DOC: Dificultades navideñas de Max (complete story)