I asked the kids in my writer's workshop class to think of their favorite story and explain why they liked it. One shy boy said The Three Little Pigs which is close to mine, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
I'm not fond of Goldilocks because she really shouldn't have entered the bears house uninvited, but I'm glad she did because I like snooping around inside. I want our house to resemble the bears' house in several ways:
1. big old-fashioned bed with patchwork quilt (white sheets)
2. One dish for each person
3. One chair for each person (Mama Bear's = the softest)
4. storybook cupboards holding useful and beautiful bits and bobs
5. a path out to the woods for porridge-cooling walks
Because I love the three so much, I want my bears to look a certain way. I like the scruffy ones above.
See what I mean about one dish per person? Nice, huh?
VERY nice profiles below. Bears and Pom Poms need to work on their posture.
Here's Edward bear. I bought him for myself after a morning of Winnie the Pooh reading. I found him at one of my favorite gift stores. He was priced just right. I hug him when no one is looking. I pat his soft back and kiss him. Sometimes he sports a pink apron. I try to remember to put him on my pillow before I go to school, but sometimes he lays around among the dust bunnies on the wood floor.
I don't know why I fixated on bunnies for a few years. Bears are really my all time favorites. How do you like your bears?