Monday, May 21, 2007

Teddy Bear Picnic

Finally T. and R. decided to get along today. They've been having a problem playing nice as of late. Because of their sudden dislike of each other's company, they follow me around all day wanting me to entertain them. I had some work to do this morning, so really, their only choices for entertainment were to play solo, watch tv, or play TOGETHER.

You can only imagine my amazement when I heard conversation and laughter coming from, of all places, the playroom. I was beginning to think of that room as a shrine to childhood. I was all ready to throw a yard sale, damn it!

I peeked out from my office and saw them collecting Care Bears. We have quite a lot of stuffed animals in this house. And though I can't stand the fact that they are EVERYWHERE, I must admit my children do love them and play with them frequently. Along with the bears, they were placing play food and tea cups in a basket. They informed me that they were going to bring these objects upstairs. You see the playroom had gotten too messy and they didn't have enough room for their picnic.

Sure, why not? They are getting along, I couldn't and wouldn't stand in the way of their truce. You never know how long it might last.

I told them to call me when their picnic was all set up. I wanted to see what was cookin'.

When they were done I was asked to come see what they had done.

It was an adorable sight. The gang was all there, Surprise Bear, Share Bear, Love-A-Lot Bear, TenderHeart Bear, and even Grumpy Bear! Each guest had a tea cup with iced tea in it, because it's, "Too hot out for hot tea", I was told. The hosts even had the notion to serve food to their hungry guests. The menu was quite eclectic.

Surprise Bear had chosen an Oreo cookie.

Love-A-Lot gnawed on a chicken leg and the ever healthy Share Bear went with a juicy, red apple. Now Grumpy Bear, though you can't see it from the picture, well, he selected peas. No wonder he's so grumpy!

When I focused to take a photo of TenderHeart, I must say I was quite shocked. I know that Love-A-Lot is cute, pink and all, and I know she was sitting only inches away from you - BUT, I believe the next time there is a gathering, TenderHeart's invitation might just get lost in the mail!

Is that a hot dog in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?!


Justice Fergie said...


But how cute is it that they put together a real picnic? Albeit an X-rated one.


Jen said...

I'll never look at Care Bears the same way again.

Shauna said...

Too funny. Love that you have photos for proof when you retell the stories in 10 years!

Hol&J said...

Wow, now that's funny!

Cute and a bit perverse all at the same time.

Maria said...

Oh, I really needed that laugh today...thanks.

EE said...

I'm with Jen!!
Funniest thing I've seen all day...thanks for the laugh!

Babybull40 said...

Sso cute.. and they managed to play nicely for awhile from the looks of things.. Care Bears have always been an odd sort.. now I understand Why!

Life As I Know It said...

yeah, I almost always let them do whatever they want as long as they are getting along ;)

Zephra said...

I looked at the picture before I read what you had to say about it . OMG thank you for the laugh.

Sugar Kane said...

How funny! That picture is priceless.