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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Once Upon a Time

Before we get to our regularly scheduled programming, I want to give everyone a head's up that the greatest, most splendiferous contest will be unveiled Tuesday.  Check back tomorrow for all the details!

And now on to today's super exciting post!

My three-year-old loves to be read to and has a gazillion books.  Some of her favorites are Green Eggs and Ham and The Three Little Pigs (the original version where the first two pigs and the wolf get eaten).  Recently, she's started some storytelling too, which is downright hilarious.

Here's her story from yesterday afternoon she told my husband and me.  This is the abridged version- I assure you the original was much, much longer.

Bella:  Once upon a time in a cottage there was a butterfly that was pink and yellow and then it turned purple.  It was wearing a costume with wings and a kitty cat on its back.  It was carrying lollipops and candy and another one was carrying toys and animals. 

Hubby:  Were they yummy animals?

Bella:  Yes.  They taste like cherries.

Hubby:  How big were these butterflies?

Bella:  About thirty inches.  The butterflies carried dolls and a kitty on a wheel.  

Hubby:  How many butterflies were there?

Bella:  Two.  And they went up and down.  They go'd to the city filled with toys.  And they lived happily ever after.  The end. 

I think she's onto something here, maybe with a niche in the sci-fi market.  Genetically modified animals that taste like cherries (I'd prefer strawberry, but whatever) and thirty inch butterflies that double as beasts of burden and change color?  Genius!  (Okay, maybe I'm a little biased.  Whatever.)

What about you?  Do you have any favorite kid's stories?

Artwork from Vladimir Kush.