Tuesday, November 29, 2011

COLLECTION #108: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

I'm a little late tonight, so to try to make it up to you, I'm going to tell you a bedtime story. Once upon a time, and it was a very long time ago indeed, there was a little princess named Steffie. In honor of her 5th birthday, the Queen ordered a magnificent cake. It was the most special cake in the entire kingdom. For on top of this cake, were three very tiny, very real bears, and a little tiny yellow girl named Goldilocks. The teeny tiny bears had a teeny tiny table,  and three eensy weensy chairs, just the right sizes for the three bears who were Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear.  These itty bitty little bears, chairs and other teensy stuff, were treasured by Princess Steffie for her entire life. We're talking more years than there were sands on the shore! More years than all the tea in China! Lots of years. She kept them safe, somehow, moving from palace to palace, town to town until she was a grown-up Queen herself. It was a miracle that only one teeny weeny chair was lost in all those years.

One day, when Princess Steffie was all grown up, she and her Queen Mum were shopping for verie olde things, and they came across a set of very real, very eensy weensy three bears, three chairs, and the table. And Goldilocks, of course. But included in this set were 3 of the itsiest bitsiest little bowls she had ever seen. There was no way those bowls were in HER original set. These were magical bowls indeed! So Princess Steffie purchased this second set of very real, very tiny bears, girl and all the accoutrements. She then discovered that all these years, she had had TWO Mama Bears instead of a Mama and a Papa Bear. Now, what do you think about that?  And they all lived Happily Ever After.

1 comment:

Esther Andrews said...

That is so funny!! I love that you kept them all those years and also that you were able to find another set to replace the missing chair. It would have irked me no end to know that I'd lost a piece. But to find that you'd had two mama bears all that time is hysterical!!