Teddy pears are cute.November 4, 2011
Every child has their favorite stuffed friend. For me, it was “Tom Bear.” Tom was a simple brown teddy bear. We had countless adventures over many years. But, as always happens, I eventually grew up. Tom Bear was put away with the other toys. As the years passed the toys were given away… all except Tom Bear. I could never bring myself to get rid of him. I thought about it many times, but could never actually do it.
Fast forward many, many years and I have children of my own. When she was three, our oldest asked me if I had a doll. I told her that I had actually had a bear. I told about the things we had done and how much I had loved good ol’ Tom Bear. When she asked what happened to him, I found him in a closet and introduced them.
Two years later and they are still best buddies. I guess there was a reason for hanging on to him for so long…