Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mr. Teddy

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping a moment and think of it. And then, he feels that perhaps there isn't. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you. Winnie-the-Pooh." A.A. Milne.


Everyone had a bear when they were a kid. I had a small brown one - who I loved dearly. Dilly was his name - given by a lady named Dolly (mom's friend).

Josh has one - a Pooh bear given to me by my friend and taken from me by Josh when he was 2. Pooh used to be a plump, fluffy, bright yellow teddy bear. He saw his bear hanging on the clothesline once - I failed to hide it from him - and he almost freaked out. He saw Pooh once in the dryer and didn't know what to make of it. He sleeps with Pooh. He buries his face on Pooh's tummy when he cries. He hides behind Pooh's head when he is watching something scary. He wrestles with Pooh. He tosses the Pooh-r bear around.
When he was younger, we would agrue about me not allowing him to tag along the 24" bear to the mall.
But a teddy bear isn't a teddy bear unless it is all worn out - never mind his limp arms, his worn out nose. Never mind if he has lost his shirt. Never mind. He is after all, a teddy bear.

He loves his bear.

I think his brother will too.


Pinks and Blues said...

Those photos are great!! My boys each have a teddy bear in their beds with them at night. They have names and (sometimes) personalities! I love that big bear you have, that is an awesome bear!! And it looks so soft and cuddly!
Louann, I love your new masthead photo of the boys, they are just so beautiful!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues

Pavel said...

Awesome pics!!! I especially like the first one where he's just laying on the bear as if the bear keeps him safe.

PinksandBluesGirls said...

So cute! I had a monkey (named Monkey!) that my dad got for me the day I was born. I loved that little monkey!

I love your new header by the way!

Jane, P&B Girls

Jennboree said...

How precious. Especially that Pooh is getting lovin from so many :)

Bella's fave is a lamb called Moose. Long story. Anyway, she loves Moose and he's starting to show it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what sweet pictures! Makes me miss the Ragedy Ann doll I used to have as a child.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

can I borrow that baby of yours for a while? TOO CUTE!

Liz said...

Oh my gosh, I love this post.

I'm WELL into my thirties and I still have my bear. I sleep with him (or part of him) every night. Still.

You're absolutely right, a bear isn't really a bear until it's been loved.