Illustration Friday: Grow
Stuffed Animal Survivor:
Since she was a few months old, my four-year-old daughter Amanda's favorite "woobie" has been a blue doll named Dolly, or occasionally Blue. We have a pink model of the same doll, but she never really caught on. Dolly is my mother-in-law's nemesis, as she (Dolly, not my MIL) is quite drool stained, despite the fact that she's been washed so many times her name may as well be Whitey- but I digress.
Anyhoo, Dolly is still Amanda's favorite when bedtime comes around, but recently she has been adding stuffed animals to her nighttime entourage. They are appropriately & respectively named Tiger and Bear. The other night, I checked in on Amanda at about 2am. She was lying silently awake. I tucked her in, (she has the habit of kicking her covers off,) and saw that Bear was sitting above the pillow, against the wall. I tucked him in with Amanda, but she took him and quickly put him back up against the wall. "Bear's out!" she said.
"Out?" I asked, holding Bear to her. Amanda grabbed him from my hand and threw him on the floor.
"Bear's out," she decreed, rolled over, and went to sleep. I can't help wondering what his offense was.