Sometimes it is hard to know which toys will become treasures to your child, and which ones will collect dust. Darah has a bunny rabbit that her PaPa (grandfather) picked up for her at a yard sale. It is a bunny, plain and simple. If I had seen it in a store it would have never jumped out at me. But it is Darah’s #1 draft pick at nap time and she cuddles on it throughout the day, as well. I’m so glad my dad got it for her; what a surprise winner it turned out to be.
Today I’m bringing you another set of toys that have become truly beloved to Darah. I have to tell you the story of how she met her buddies, Maggie and Doyle.
Monster Plush Love
Maggie and Doyle are two creatures from The Monster Factory. This is a delightful company based in Canada that has created many different monsters that want to live and play in our world. The two that decided to come live with us arrived when Darah was taking a nap. I opened them, thought they were totally precious, and then just left them in the living room, sitting on the couch, fully intending to show them to Darah later that day. Well, I forgot about them, to tell you the truth, and after Darah woke up we just went about the afternoon, having our snacks and playing in her room.
At one point, Darah toddled off into the living room to play, as she often does. She was in there for a little while and got TOO quiet. A mom knows that something is going on when the toddler goes silent. So I called for her and started to walk down the hallway to check on her. At that moment, Darah came flying out of the living room with Maggie in one hand and Doyle in the other and the look on her face was one of unsurpassed joy and excitement. It was HILARIOUS, and I’ll never forget it as long as I live! She was absolutely beside herself with her discovery! As she got closer to me, she thrust Maggie in front of me and proclaimed, “HAIR!” Yes, Maggie does have a full head of hair. Doyle…not so much.
Darah and I plopped down right in the hallway and had a good talk about her new friends. I introduced them to her, and she immediately started repeating, “Maggie!” I asked her if she wanted Maggie to live with her forever, and she said, “Yeah!” Then I asked if Doyle could also live with her forever. She hesitated a bit on that one, but then I told her that Doyle was Maggie’s best friend. She immediately nodded her head at that point. Anything for Maggie!
At this point, Maggie has made it into the sacred inner circle: the crib gang. This is the ultimate compliment that Darah can give to a toy. If it is invited to nap time, that means it is a grand supreme favorite. Congratulations, Maggie! Doyle…maybe one day you’ll get to join her! Grow some hair and that will double your odds! 🙂
Mandatory entry: Tell me your favorite monster in the collection! Good luck narrowing it down to one!
My answer: Obviously Maggie is the front runner, and Doyle is the runner-up since they are BFFs, but if I could choose a third one to join the pack, I would go with Troy.
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