A Bedtime Story

by Elizabeth Wrobel

Daddy smiles and says to me,
“Your teddy bear has brushed his teeth already.”
I laugh out loud because it would be neat
To watch my bear brush without any teeth.
Mommy giggles and says to me,
“Your teddy bear has zipped up his pajamas already.”
I laugh out loud because it would be fun
To watch my bear zipping his pajamas without any thumbs.
Daddy laughs and says to me,
“Your teddy bear has said his prayers already.”
I laugh out loud and imagine this,
My bear saying his prayers without any lips.
Mommy smiles once more and says to me,
“Your teddy bear is fast asleep already.”
I laugh out loud watching my bear doze
With big brown eyes that never ever close.
Then Mommy and Daddy both kiss my forehead gently,
And I thank them for telling me that very silly story.


Read about Elizabeth Wrobel here.


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Photo Credit: “Young girl hugging a stuffed teddy bear” by Nenad Stojkovic, Flickr.com. Modified by Veronica McDonald.

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