Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Return of Brown Bear
Yesterday morning I got a call from the secretary at Clare's school.
"You were the ones who lost the bear, right?" Ms. D asked. "Have you found him?"
I told her we hadn't.
"Well, I think we may have him. When I came in this morning, there was a bear on my desk. Is your bear tan with eyes you can barely see?"
"Um, kind of. Maybe it's him! We'll come check!"
I tried to keep the kids and me grounded as we got ready to go to the school. "It may not be him," I warned. "After all, he's not really tan, more caramel." (And it's an elementary school where kids often bring their stuffed friends, and it has been a week-and-a-half...) But there was a chance! Evie and Jon discussed the pros and cons.
Eventually Jon and I arrived at the office; he dashed to the door while I followed with bated breath. We stepped inside...and there was Brown Bear, looking fit as ever, and waiting patiently for a little boy to swoop him up in a death-grip hug.
Where Brown Bear has hidden this past week is a mystery. Jon informed me that Brown Bear had come down in a space ship to Clare's school, but I haven't seen the space ship. Maybe it's hidden by an improbability field.
"Where was he while he was gone?" I asked Jon.
"At a fwend's house," Jon said.
So there you have it.
But can I just say, it's hard to find something sweeter than this: