Okay I appreciate the votes SO much. I have THE GREATEST support here and love you all for joining me and helping me out on this great, fun, and stressful adventure ;). If I could bake you vitual cookies for you to pick off your screen on my blog, I would!
My bestie Alicia VanNoy Call (aka Lee) wrote and illustrated an extremely cute, genius, and hilarious children's story app (for iphone and ipad) back when I wrote my "Kitty Wants" app, about a zombie who swallows one thing after another desperate for relief - it's a play off "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly." It's cute, and I can't help laughing out loud when I read it.
Oh. My. Goodness, people. I'm painting and drawing like a crazy person. Or like an illustrator. Seriously I have passed up like a million social events because I have to get this book done!! But. Tonight I'm celebrating my roommate's birthday, and tomorrow I'm going ice skating. No matter what.
More Talk About Codependency/People Pleasing: (I know it's been a while)
Here we meet our story's climax!! Hippo has been told what to do with his time, how to sing, how to dance, how to walk, what to wear, and now he's being told that a very part of him which he's had since birth - his spot - is not okay. That he needs to get rid of it. Hippo, unsure of himself and desperate for friendship, has obeyed every "should" so far. And how he's letting Giraffe tell him he's not good enough, and allowing some hands-on intervention. Here he is, sitting through this torture, and taking this abuse. Giraffe is crossing some serious boundaries here. Hippo has a choice... does he let this go on or does he take a stand??