In the last episode, the Buddy Pegs crew encouraged Daisy Bell and Cheetos to run the first-ever Bicycle Playdate for kits and pups at the bike shop. Well, the big day has arrived but... so has the rain! Will anyone show up for the event? Spirits are soggy at the bike shop but DB is positive that the sun will come out and the little riders will arrive on time as planned! Buster, our narrator, takes flight high above Spokesville to see if she’s right.
Performed by Scott Fitzgerald, Bob Berky, and Jannine Fitzgerald, Jorjeana Marie (as Daisy Bell), Braden.
Written for kids 7 & under but safe and fun for kids of all ages.
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- Anticipation can be exciting but don’t let it get the best of you because some things are simply out of your control.
- It’s ok and natural to feel disappointment when things don’t work out. On the other hand, when disappointment makes you cranky to others that’s not ok.
- The power of positive thinking is a wonderful thing.
On the next rainy day, why not head out on a family bike ride? Sure, maybe that won’t be your longest ride of the year but it’s important to teach our kids that a little water doesn’t have to keep us indoors. Throw the rain jackets on, line up the puddles, and head out for a family “splash ride”.
When we sat down to write this episode we wanted to change things up a bit and veer away from the standard “bad guy does something that needs to be corrected” model of storytelling. What if the “bad thing” that happened was simply the rain arriving at the wrong time? Kids need to learn how to manage the relationship between anticipation and disappointment and a rainy day always helps with that. Of course, we were also excited to develop our youngest character, DB, even more. Her positivity seems to have no end to it and now that she was given the opportunity to lead an event at Buddy Pegs we knew she would step up big time! And as usual, when Bob gets into the flow new characters show up at Macho Taco to spice things up a bit more… like Einstein!
As the episode unfolded we found all sorts of fun expressions to play with and were reminded of how many things we say as adults that really make no sense to kids. Remembering to teach our little ones what is literal and what is an expression is an important part of their social-emotional development.