Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meet Bunny

While doing some rearranging and reorganizing in our schoolroom I came across Grace's preschool curriculum.

Yep, the bunny Anna and I made from a shoebox and leftover craft materials taught Grace just about everything she needed to know. She fed Bunny letters and numbers, sang songs with Bunny, and read stories with Bunny. One day we were horrified to learn the dog loved Bunny too -- a little too much. Bunny had a big hole chewed out of her back side. Now Grace is a big girl, learning big girl things, so we haven't used Bunny much lately. It makes me a little sad.

But really the paper Bunny is only a copy of the real Bunny.

Bunny was a "welcome to the world" gift from her big brother and sister. The real Bunny has been everywhere Grace has been for the last six years and has lost quite a bit of her pinkness. When Grace turned one I realized it would be a disaster if we ever lost Bunny. So I searched every store in the metro area for a backup Bunny but never found one. We just learned to be extremely protective of Bunny. I can't count how many times I had to go hunt for Bunny at bedtime or how many times I've looked over my shoulder to make sure we weren't leaving Bunny behind in a restaurant booth.

Lest you think I'm poking fun at my child's obsession with Bunny, you should know I still have my baby blanket and my favorite stuffed raccoon, Jason, tucked away in my closet. Grace comes by it naturally.


  1. Kellie, I left you an award on my scrapbooking blog!


  2. I have a favorite stuffed raccoon from my childhood too! :) What was up with raccoons?


  3. Awww, so sweet. I miss this time with my boys. On a good note, I have a new grandbaby so I'll be able to see all this again soon. :)

  4. That's very precious. My kids all have one or two special bed toys, but no-one seems to be that attached to any one teddy or doll in particular. I guess Joshua likes his "Blue Dolly" (I was always inventive with names) that he got when he was born the most.

    Recently they were all given knitted bears from a lady at our old church when we left and they absolutely love those. But it's still not quite the same.

    I think Anna might have been this attached to her dummy (pacifier) if I hadn't thrown them all out when she was one and a half. Dummies don't have quite the same cuteness factor though.

    ~ Sharon