I am so confused! My alarm went off at 6:00 this morning and I bounced up to greet the day. Woke up the Mom Person with my cheery slurp and she grumbled! “Go back to sleep! It’s only 5:00! I explained this to you last night!”
She did ramble on last night something about clocks moving backwards. Some such silly stuff. Clocks can’t go backwards! I don’t understand you humans. She says that she explains this to me every fall, but all I know is what MY clock tells me. Which is — breakfast is at 6:00 and dinner is at 5:00. So will I have to wait for dinner as well? Or will it come early? I’m so confused!
I don’t understand time. I know when things are supposed to happen during my day and I try to be ready for those events. Like breakfast and dinner and going to school and going to the library and going to visit the hospital. I know what days they happen and what times. But sometimes you humans get confused!
We have a great little book by Dan Harper and illustrated by that awesome guy Barry Moser and his daughter Cara. It’s called Telling Time with Big Mama Cat. Big Mama Cat knows how to tell time. And she knows when things are supposed to happen. Her day “begins at 6:00 with a big stretch.” And continues on to breakfast at 7, helping the rest of the family with various activities throughout the day and going to bed at midnight. On each page there is a clock that shows what time it is. And it even has a fold – out clock so that you can move the hands as Big Mama goes through her day.
This is a most fabulous book. That Big Mama Cat is one smart kitty. And as always with Mr Moser, the illustrations are incredible. It hasn’t helped me figure out what’s going on with the clocks today. But I’m hoping things will get worked out before my dinner time. In the meantime, I’m thinking that it’s nap time. I’ll have to go check with the Mom Person and make sure.
I hope you’re on time for all of your events today! And if you have time, you might want to check out Telling Time with Big Mama Cat!