8 Times I’ve Recently Felt Envious of Characters in Children’s Books

Illustration from “Sleep Like a Tiger” by Pamela Zagarenski
  1. Even when they have insomniac tendencies, still able to sleep all night long.
  2. Make crazy messes and don’t clean them up.
  3. Able to move into bigger house without apparent rent increase*.
  4. Find treasure to pay bills.
  5. Able to play the banjo.
  6. Singing otters.
  7. Hippo but exudes body confidence.
  8. Living their best life.

*I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a one bedroom apartment with a partner and two children.