Actually, she is generally a pretty good sport about most things, and is good at finding a bright spot in a disappointing situation. I was reflecting on this yesterday after an exchange which occurred when our new church magazines arrived. Our church puts out a children's periodical called the Friend, the arrival of which is one of the highlights of Bookworm's month. When she saw the September package sitting on our kitchen table, she pounced and had the table of contents open in a flash. Quickly scanning the titles, she exclaimed with delight:
"Oooh, look! 'Maddie's Grumpy Afternoon'! I love reading about other people's bad days."
After her father and I finished snickering, we asked her why.
"Because they always figure out how to make them better."
Nothing to snicker at there. Gotta hand it to those church magazines!