A New Pal

Growing up, I was a fan of stuffed animals. I collected mainly monkeys and gorillas but I also had my share of teddy bears and bunnies and the like. I still have many of those stuffed animals and have passed them down to the boys now. The boys like to throw the stuffed animals at each other or bring them out and sit them on the couches and chairs so they can “watch TV” with them. Obi Wan is particularly attached to a stuffed bear named, “Baby Bear”. I tell you, male creativity in naming is severely lacking.

Anyhow, Baby Bear is a shaggy and very floppy light brown bear that is pillow size and very huggeable. Obi Wan doesn’t like to go to bed without him. Recently however, Baby Bear has been acting up.

I woke up one morning to Obi Wan’s distressed cries and went in the room to see what was wrong. Through his tears he told me that Baby Bear had pooped all over his bed. I had no idea what he was talking about until he said, “See!” and from under the sheets he brought up a fistful of white fluff. Upon examining Baby bear I discovered two large holes, neither in the rear area mind you, but Obi Wan insisted it was poop and that I needed to stop Baby Bear from doing it again. So I sewed him up. End of story right?

I must be the world’s shoddiest seamstress or Baby Bear has just been loved too often because he just won’t stay together. Hole after hole keeps opening up (sometimes the same ones I sewed shut) and the fluff keeps coming out. Baby bear has lost a large amount of his innards and isn’t looking so good anymore. I’ve been thinking that it is time to get rid of him but the question has been how best to do it. Then today, Target offered me a marvelous solution. Meet Baby Duck (or so I assume he will be called):

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He was on the Easter shelf clearanced at 75% off and it was no wonder, for he was sporting the most hideous brightly spotted bow tie. But I thought I could succesfully cut that off, so Baby Duck came home with me, all $2 dollars and .49 cents of him. He is the same size as Baby bear, super cuddly and right now ducks are Obi Wan’s favorite animal. Here’s hoping the trade off from bear to duck goes smoothly.

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Oh…I hope it’s a smooth transition too! Good luck to Obi Wan and you Summer!!! :smile:
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I like Baby Duck… he’s pretty cute! Good call with the bow tie. I hope your little guy loves him!

Becca just peeked over my shoulder and shouted “It’s my ducky!” The resemblance is eerie. She named hers Peep. Hope it goes well!

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It is always so hard to predict the mind of a little one … hope the transition goes smoothly! (And if it does, head back to the store and buy a few extra to have on hand :) !!)

So cute! Hope he likes it!

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Oh good luck! My girls have a ton of stuffed animals too. Abby’s slept with the same two teddy bears for years - we lost one of them for about a year and had some major drama over it, but she managed to get along without him. Then he finally turned up.

Baby Duck is a cutie!

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