Saturday, February 02, 2008

Non-fiction

Once upon a time there was a boy. We'll call him Peter.

Peter loved the Curious George books and even had two Curious George friends of his own: Big George and Little George. Peter loved his Georges and took them everywhere, which would be illustrated here if only digital photos had been invented back in the Stone Age.

Eventually, Peter grew up and had children of his own. Peter's mother gave him Big George, but not Little George, which she kept in her own home. Peter's daughters loved Big George, but as they were still quite little, Big George was a bit difficult for them to carry, so he did not get a lot of love at first.

One day, Peter took his family to the far off land of Texas, where his mother lived. Peter's younger daughter was almost two. The little girl found Little George and immediately claimed him for her own. During that visit, Little George went everywhere with the little girl.

They rode in the car together...


And napped in odd corners together...


And at the end of the trip, the little girl announced that she would be taking Little George home with her on the airplane...


As the little girl got bigger, she also took over the care and loving of Big George. The Georges were important to the little girl and she usually had at least one with her:




As the little girl got bigger, she did not drag the Georges around quite as much. Sometimes the little girl would love other toys, but she always came back to the Georges:



Once, the little girl even shared her Georges with her baby cousin, but only on the condition that he not drool on them:


And even though the little girl is now a big girl at the grand age of seven, she is still a little girl at heart:


And one day she too will grow up and have children of her own, who will probably love the Georges just as much as she does.

The end.

10 comments:

Jan said...

Lovely post. I agree, her children will probably love George as much as she does. And she will be a great Mom, because she learned from a great Mom.

smalltownmom said...

That was so cute! We have 2 Georges at our house, too.

The Guider said...

Lovely story, and lovely sequence of pictures.

We have a Nonny at our house, K was given Nonny for her first birthday and they were inseparable by day or night from then on till she was about 4 1/2. There's not a photo of her from one till then without Nonny hanging from one hand and her middle fingers of the other hand rammed in her mouth.

Then Nonny was reduced to nighttime only but was always taken everywhere we slept till she was about 7 1/2.

And now she has a rotation of favourite nighttime friends but Nonny is always right in there.

Ssh, don't tell - and I mean don't tell, or show Graceful or Elegant this post in case they mention it - there are two Nonnies. Original Nonny and her evil twin Derek, named after the twin on Sunset Beach. Evil twin Derek was purchased within a month of Nonny because it became apparent that Nonny was getting very grubby but nothing else would do, so we bought another before it was discontinued and gave it a different name so we could refer to it without her knowing what we meant. One time, aged nearly three, we nearly blew her mind because we went on holiday and she left Nonny in one room, went into another room and saw evil twin Derek poking out of a suitcase and it was like her world had gone crazy - she dashed back into the other room, but we realised why she had dashed out and were able to hide evil twin Derek before she returned.

We're going to break the news on her 18th birthday.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Guider: That is GREAT. Pure genius to get a second Nonny.

Traci Anne said...

Awwwwwwww!! I have my Pinky and Teddy - still sleep with them every night when I'm at home (they're at my parents' house temporarily) :)

Family Adventure said...

So cute....especially the baby pictures! We have doggies and dolphins in our house. Doggies and dolphins that follow us everywhere...it's getting a bit out of hand.

kristabella said...

That's so cute. I have a friend, who is about to turn 31, that still has her teddy bear from when she was a kid.

countrymouse said...

How *cute* is this post?! *Love* the photos of her as a baby. But I think my favorite is the one with her sitting before the bookshelves. A reader at such a tender age : )

Bunny Bunster said...

I LOVE those chubby canned hams of legs!! So sqeeseable!!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Those are so awesome. I remember seeing Grace when you moved to Charlottesville again, and you were feeding her sitting in a booster on the table. Cuteness!