Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Return of Mr. Giraffe

I haven't let on, but these last few days I've been worried about something other than The Rat (mouse).

You see, Mr. Giraffe has been missing.  He wasn't in Patrick's room, or downstairs.  And as I thought back over the last time I'd seen him, I began to panic.  It has been at least two weeks.  Maybe longer.

Had he fallen out of the stroller?  When was the last time he was in the stroller?  Had we left him somewhere?  Had he been kidnapped by The Rat?

Tonight after cleaning the downstairs I laid on my stomach and looked under the couch.  And there, far, far back was the Giraffe.  I brought him out and dusted him off and held him up for Patrick to see.  And Patrick raced across the room and was quite serious as he examined Mr. Giraffe and made sure that he was alright:

Once it was determined that Giraffe was in fact alright, joy followed:

Together again!


  1. Ahhh, that is so sweet. Though for me a little strange. The only child that was interested in stuffed animals/dolls is my baby girl. The boys couldn't have cared less, and would have rather thrown the animal/doll than play and cuddle with it. She in fact pulled PB Bear out of her room so she could play and cuddle with it.

  2. I can empathize with the angst surrounding Mr. Giraffe's disappearance. While on vacation in England when our older daughter was about 18 months, we had to drive all the way back to our previous hotel as "Baby", her soft, cuddly baby doll, was missing. Thank heavens they had found Baby and were holding her for us.

    "Baby" is a world traveler, having visited several continents, and still resides on DD's bed, 30 years later.


  3. I can't relate from Patrick's view I had a stuffed doll that I called soft baby that went missing for two weeks I had left her at my great grandparents. Needless to say it was a happy reunion.


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