Friday, June 26, 2009

Teddy Bears' Bedtime

The Sunday Scribblings prompt is TOYS. Follow the link to other participating bloggers.



The truth is that I have too many toys around my house, which is to say, around the house of an almost 88 year woman! There are still a few teddy bears here and there, but except for Priscilla and HER doll in the below photo, the others are all dragons. My children and grandchildren all say that my favorite toys - at Christmas, birthdays, Easter - were most often stuffed toys. The verse below was written for the teddy bear lovers among my offspring.


The Teddy Bears' Bedtime
The clock hands say it's sleepy time
For little Teddy Bears,
So rub your furry little eyes
And toddle up the stairs.

Don't forget to brush your teeth —
But wait! Don't close your door!
You've left your boys and girls, again,
All scattered on the floor!

Take them up to bed with you,
Hug and hold them tight,
And they'll keep you warm and snuggly
Through the drowsy, dreamy night

21 comments:

Marja said...

Oh what a sweet little poem and the ones on the picture are cute too

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the idea of the boys and girls being left on the floor!

Granny on the Web said...

I love the long shadowed photo... goes so well with it being time for bed.
Love Granny

2cats said...

So very sweet. I loved little Teddy Bears. Still do I guess.

Maggie May said...

A great little poem & I have visions of boys & girls littering the floor!
I still like dolls & teddy bears. Think I must have been deprived of them as a child.

keith hillman said...

This is absolutely delightful and has left me with a big grin on my face!

linda may said...

This paints such a lovely picture. I can just see it like a mini movie in my head.

anthonynorth said...

I love that middle stanza. Excellent.

~Kathryn~ said...

oh that is so beautiful ... i love it

Winifred said...

That is such a lovely poem. That rag doll in the photo is really beautiful.

Have to say I'm a teddy bear lover too. When I was little my favourite was a beautifully dressed felt golliwog. Not politically correct to have them now but he was so gorgeous. I never associated him with people of any colour, he was just my lovely golly.

Dee Martin said...

I too love the concept of the boys and girls littering the floor :)

Linda Jacobs said...

Can you be my Granny? Your grandkids are so lucky1

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect post for the toy prompt - I love the poem and the photo is charming...

AD said...

hey Granny, you took my heart away :)


Toys vs. Heart

Understanding Alice said...

thats lovely... And, is it possible to have too many toys at 88? Surely senior years are for being exactly who and what you want to be :)

Patois said...

My kids would have loved to hear that each evening.

Tammy said...

I just LOVED that! HUGS

Jennifer Hicks said...

I LOVE stuffed toys. Your poem touched and warmed me!

Lena said...

I've printed the poem off! It's the perfect rhyme for my niece Rachel and her beloved teddy, Bobo, to use here at her next sleep-over!

Janie said...

your poem is so sweet. I'm sure the children loved the rhyme and quickly picked up their boys and girls. I just spent a few days with my young grandchildren. They would have loved this poem, too.

Greyscale Territory said...

Loved the dreamy soft shadow in the photo adding ambience to the beautiful poem!