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What’s Your Wimpy Kid Moment?

I only have one Wimpy Kid moment. Okay, more like one hundred. But in the interest of time—and of  keeping your interest—I want to share the one that REALLY stands out.…

I was ten. I was standing in front of my school with my mom. We had just come back from spring break. Suddenly, a nice man came up to us. He asked me how I had spent my vacation. In truth, I had spent my break indoors, eating Hidden Treasures cereal and watching Saved by the Bell. But I told him I was busy playing softball. Much more glamorous! I even said I was shortstop for my team.

For some reason, the nice man was writing all of this down. Then he took a picture of me and asked my mom to sign a piece of paper. And that was that.

About a week later, the actual shortstop of the softball team marched up to my table at lunch.

“Deborah! You don’t play softball! And I’m the shortstop of our softball team!”

Huh? What on earth was this girl talking about?

Then she pulled it out. 

That man—that nice smiley little man with his smiles and his nice smiley little face—that man had been a NEWSPAPER REPORTER! He wasn’t after a story, that cruel and sadistic and bloodthirsty reporter with his bloodlust and his lust for children’s blood. HE WAS AFTER ME!

I didn’t know what to say to this girl. And by this point, all the other softball hotties were gathering around me and giggling. I was THISCLOSE to BURSTING into tears! I had to come up with something awesome to say.

“I do too play,” I said. “You just wouldn’t know it because I play for the traveling softball team and you only play for the town team.” Zing!

Unfortunately, this didn’t work, because I guess she played for the traveling team too.

So that was one of my Wimpy Kid moments. Only 99 more to go…

What’s great about the Wimpy Kid series is that it hearkens back to these uncomfortable, all-too-familiar moments. Moments like the one I describe above. Moments like this:

From Diary of a Wimpy Kid, page 145.

In some cases these moments are so embarrassing you kind of just want to burst into tears!

The good news? Those moments become memories. Funny ones. And once they do, all you want to do is burst out laughing.

You can pre-order DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: HARD LUCK online now! Order before October 21, 2013, and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a classroom visit from Jeff Kinney!

 

Wimpy Kid text and illustrations copyright © 2013 Wimpy Kid, Inc. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID®, WIMPY KID™, and the Greg Heffley design™ are trademarks of Wimpy Kid, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

 

Bio about Author: Deborah works on the promotions team as the merchandising manager for the 1st Graders, 2nd Graders, and 3rd Graders Reading Club catalogs. She’s a huge fan of the Wimpy Kid series. Her favorite character has to be Greg (duh). And of course Uncle Gary.

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  1. anna

    best blog post yet!

    your wimpy kid moment could have totally come from the pages of the book..

    makes me think of all my moments too! haha and how they would look in cartoon format :) i burst out laughing at my desk…not sure what my coworkers think of me right now….

    Deborah, are you sure you dont want to write a book? seems like you may have the material for it!

    still love reading these posts!

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