Tuesday, April 17, 2007

And of course I mean that in the most innocent sense of the word.

I remember, as a child, tucking my stuffed animals into my bed in hopes that it would get me out of making the bed. Mom said they could stay there for the day, but that I couldn't do it again.

Alex had the girls out with him this evening. When I went around closing windows and curtains I also opened up their beds as a tiny contribution to the upcoming bedtime rush. Robin had tucked some of her animals into her bed and let me just say, they looked...cozy.


Laylabean April 18, 2007 7:13 AM  

My girls do that too! Looks like Robin sleeps with as many animals as my oldest does. I don't know how there's room for a kid in that bed sometimes with all the animals, but she's got it all worked out.

juliloquy April 18, 2007 10:32 AM  

Awwww, they're spooning!

Erin April 18, 2007 10:59 AM  

:) Funny!

I'll go with Julie's spooning explanation of what they are doing because my dirty dirty mind went immediately elsewhere... :}

Jennifer April 18, 2007 11:26 AM  

Oh, trust me, so did mine.

I think the snake casually draped over the cow's shoulder is my favorite part.

Or maybe the horse - something about the angle and the far-off look in his eye.

But then, if you look at the larger view, the expression on that last tiny little dog is great too; it's impossible to choose.

mom April 19, 2007 5:54 PM  

I sort of recall the occasion for making the snake - Robin had had a bad dream about snakes, or had otherwise become afraid of them. She went through a time of being terrified there might be a snake in the house/room. This snake was to help her be more comfortable about snakes.

I remember once, long after I thought the snake incident was at an end, I was reading to Robin at nap time. When I finsihed reading and was about to leave the room, she commented that she especially liked taking her nap in that room. (It was a room in which I did some quilting, but was not in general use.)

I asked why she liked the room, and she said that she knew no snake could be hiding behind a curtain. (The room had only a valance at the window.) So maybe the anxiety about snakes was under control, but not over.

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