We have read the book "The Little Red Hen" at home but it's been a month or so. I also used the story a while back to demonstrate how Brian was probably feeling after asking help several times and not getting it. I made the kids go ask him if he was feeling like the little red hen. But all of that is nearly an eternity ago to a four year old.
This week after school Jacob wanted to watch TV and to keep him busy I said, "We have a bunch of old bananas. Before we watch TV, will you please help me bake banana muffins?"
His reply was delivered with an over abundance of dramatic flair, "No. And you shall eat them all yourself. You know, like the little red hen did." He said it exactly like I read it from the book. I almost fell over laughing.