- n. a rabbit with her own series of children's picture books, by Dick Bruna
- adj. informal. touchy, easily upset
When I was little, my parents called me 'Miffy', partly because I loved the sweet little rabbit and her rhyming adventures, but mostly because I was (apparently) a strong-willed little terror who miffed whenever things didn't go my way.
Now, as everyone knows, little terrors always get what they deserve. Eight-month-old Miffy Jr. takes after her mother both in her regard for the sweet little rabbit and her rhyming adventures, and in her tendency to have a bit of miff from time to time.
(Is there any better phrase than "having a bit of a miff"?)
So, with a bit of freezer paper, I put together a little bag for Miffy Sr. (yours truly) to use for lugging around all of Miffy Jr.'s necessities. Because, you know, without snacks, drinks, hats, jumpers, spare socks, cloths and a large selection of toys, we're all prone to a bit of miffiness.
Miffy Jr. loves to carry her books around in her new bag, and apparently the tough canvas in just perfect for chomping on with new little teeth.