|Day 30 of 31 at Two Writing Teachers!|
One day, he must have caught my eye. Suddenly, I was on a mission. Making a beeline for the cuddly new bunny, I crawled across the room. My little fingers grabbed him by one fuzzy ear and I excitedly held him up, proclaiming "Minee-Minee!!! Minee-Minee!!!"
From that day on, Minee-Minee was the one. No matter where I went, he was hanging lopsided beside me, his ear clenched in my little fist. When I curled up in bed, I couldn't fall asleep unless he was snuggled under my chin. Other stuffed animals took their turns being favorites, but my love for Minee-Minee never wavered. He appears in countless family photos and videos, looking
|Those bald patches are just years of love!|
|Husband made me take a side-view so you can see how squished he is!|
"Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
-- Marjery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
This post was inspired by one of my students, who wrote about her special teddy bear!