Recap: Goofus says baby-sitting for a younger child will ruin his vacation. Gallant entertains a young child who has come to visit.
1. Whenever we go out, a baby-sitter always comes to stay with you. Who is your favorite sitter? Why do you like her?
2. Do you think it’s easy—or hard—to be a sitter? What could happen while baby-sitting to make the job difficult?
3. Is it fair or unfair that Goofus has to baby-sit during his vacation? He seems unhappy. How else could he express his disappointment or frustration?
4. Who would be more fun to be friends with: Goofus or Gallant? How did you reach that decision?
Recap: Goofus wants a special treat and won’t take no for an answer. Gallant wants one, too, but doesn’t argue with his mom.
1. Do begging and pleading make it easier or harder to get something you ask for? What usually happens when you pester and whine for a different decision?
2. Is it fun to play with a classmate who insists on getting his way every time you get together? How do you feel about a friend who is very insistent or very demanding?
3. Do you think Gallant was disappointed that he did not get something he really wanted? Why do you think he decided not to argue?
4. Are there times of year you usually get things you wish for? Can you name two occasions? What do you wish for this year?