Tribute to “The Very Hungry Catterpillar”

One of my favorite childhood stories was a brilliant book called “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Wikapadeia describes it brilliantly here :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar and if you wish to purchase a copy go here : http://www.amazon.com/Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-Eric-Carle/dp/0399226907 . Here is my new take on that insatiably hungry caterpillar……



once upon

In the light of the moon, a window of a flat was lit brightly, inside that room was a warm snuggly bed, when all of a sudden, POP!, out of the bed came an exhausted but very awake Mummy!

tried reading

She tried  reading her favorite book – but she was still awake!

snack

She tried eating a late night snack

– but she

was still awake!

tried deep breathing

She tried deep breathing and meditation – but she was still awake!


tired drugs

She tried several different bloody medicationssleepy tablets- but she was still awake!


tried watching dvd

She tried watching the most mind distracting sleep inducing DVD she could find, one she had watched many times – but you know what she was – STILLBLOODY AWAKE!

tried internet

She tried surfing the internet – but by now she was in a very strange kind of half awake sure all this is a dream state but NOT ASLEEP

Then finally, after several hours of EBay  the still awake Mummy began to drift into a kind of bidding coma…

and the next morning out of that coma came a much less tolerant Mummy with huge bags under her eyes

…who for some odd reason had a craving for swiss cheese, watermelon and lollypop and wished she had wings :)

and that somehow by some miracle she had enough money to pay for the twelve black skirts she bid on last night…

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11 responses to “Tribute to “The Very Hungry Catterpillar”

  1. Have learnt the answer to insomnia – TRY AND MAKE WORDPRESS ALIGHN PICTURES AND TEXT UNDER ONE ANOTHER ON ANY SIDE OF THE PAGE – I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!!!!!!!

    • Oh I know!! Isn’t it annoying??! WordPress will be the death of me. I just know it.

      I’m sorry you’ve been awake all night :-( Hope you manage to squeeze in a bit of rest here and there today and have a fridge full of snacks to munch on for energy.

      P.S. Rachel, I have to say it, but please don’t take this the wrong way or anything, you may be a very tired caterpiller but you are a BEAUTIFUL butterfly!! Even half asleep!!! I am having serious envy issues over your gorgeous big eyes…

  2. the dotterel

    Actually, I thought that was part of the effect! Every tried desperately to stay awake/keep your eyes wide open at such times? It sometimes works…

  3. I would recommend some trashy magazines for late night waking. My eyes always go blurry over the who was wearing what pictures.

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  5. Insomniac sucks. Fact.

    Here’s hoping for a full eight hours soon!

    :)

  6. That should say insomnia not insomniac.

    Gah! Too tired to spell.

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  8. I really wish there was some way to give you my sleepiness. Some of it, at least, just to balance things up.

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