For a little while Sebastian was quite content to pretend like he was a Christmas tree by draping the light strand around his neck. He thought it was neat to be lit up and I allowed him his fun because the bulbs were not the kind that burn hot.
Then after he tired of that he decided he would see what was happening on the ‘other side’ of the table. He was both excited and perplexed when he met a giant bear about a million times bigger than he is. She was quite sweet and gentle so he agreed that this was a great photo opportunity.
And yes, he did actually say, “My, what big eyelashes you have.” Reminded me of Little Red Riding Hood but that was no wolf in bear’s clothing I assure you. I think it’s kind of cute the way he’s got his paw up to his mouth as if he saying “Sh-h-h-h.”
His next adventure was fortuitous. Of course that depends on how you look at it. He said he was going off to find himself a friend and when he found one he would be back.
He was enamored of this table with all kinds of bears from everywhere. And while he loved them all, he really was looking for someone about his size with whom he could share snacks and play games.
He zeroed in on these guys.
He seemed to be enamored of these two friends but they were quite different – in style, species and color even though the same artist created them. You know how that goes, don’t you? I certainly do.
Sebastian walked back and forth, back and forth. He didn’t want to hurt any feelings but choosing a new friend is serious business and only the chooser can decide. Once or twice he wondered aloud if he wouldn’t twice as happy with two friends or even three times as happy with three, but I told him we only had so much room in the car.
Once he decided, he introduced me to Katie. I think her name is really Kutie but if he wants to call her Katie, who am I to say? He kept telling her, we have loads of peanuts in the cupboard at home.
Currently, they are exploring all the cabinets and I’m fairly certain that there will be a few cookie crumbs on the counter when they are done.
They seem to be quite happy at home in the studio.