Saturday, October 20, 2012

Play Hard

As I was getting ready to tape up our "gently loved" copy of Goodnight Moon, it occurred to me that it's really easy to tell the favored possessions around here - they're the ones that are battered, beaten, and in a obvious state of disrepair...
 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a classic that our girls cherish so much that it's down to a five pages with electrical tape on the spine...
 The Poke-A-Dot! series was discovered by Mama Hop and these books have been treasured to the point of pure annihilation...
 ...yet I can't bring myself to throw them away because the girls still play with the dismembered fragments daily.
 Good old Monica, Josie's Brazilian BFF, is now sporting a peg leg - a clear sign of Josie's steadfast adoration:
And how can we forget Love Machine, a hot pink dinosaur that sang and danced his way into our hearts until the day he suffered an untimely demise (in case you missed this unspeakable tragedy, click here).  If you're really quiet you can still hear the faint echo of his Motown melody accompanied by his  joyful gyration that was all too fleeting.  Let's bow our heads and have a moment of silence... 
Goodnight, Goodnight Moon
Cherished remembrance, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Profound sympathies, Poke-A-Dot
Mourning memories of mobility, Monica
Rest in Peace, Love Machine


  1. our books look just like that and we tape them up too. :)

  2. This made me giggle. I haven't really started "reading" to Ev yet and maybe I should start, but I'm afraid of laying books to rest!

  3. Tape and gorilla glue are my best friends........I am constantly doing "surgery" on Owen's books and some toys. At least they are all well loved and played with! :)

  4. We have a few possesions that are well loved too. You can always tell which are Claire's favorite babies because they are naked!