The other day, when picking Sugar Bear up from daycare/preschool, I noticed a pretty interestingly amused look on her provider's face. Sugar happily skipped up to me holding out her papers she had done that day. I quickly kneel down to her level. This is always one of my favorite times of day. She is always so eager to show me what she has created. I thoroughly enjoy listening to her describe her work. Usually, her teacher tends to go about her duties while Sugar and I look over her papers, but this time she was hoovering over us with the strangest look on her face. Soon enough...I knew why. The following coloring book page finally made it to the top of the pile. As I gazed over it, Sugar began to tell me the story of her work.
In an urgent, intense sort of loud whisper, Sugar Bear said, "Mama, this poor little squirrel was SOOOOOO scared. All these needles were falling from the sky, and see this one...it hit him in the eye. See the BLOOD? And the tears? He is hurt and crying!"
Wide eyed I said, "Oh my! THAT does sound scary. Poor Little Squirrel. Do you think he will be okay?" and Sugar replied as she laid her hand on my arm, "Oh yes, he ran to safety! Don't worry Mom." Then she happily skipped away.
I look up into the eyes of her teacher, as she held back a giggle, and softly whispered, "I have no idea where she got that. Seriously....she came up with it all by herself." We shared a little smile, and shrugged our shoulders.
The next day....she colored a beautiful grey and white bunny with pink ears, and nose. It was darling, but a lot less entertaining. Guess which one is hanging on my fridge?
Have a great Friday!