02 July, 2010

A bedtime story


Hazel, originally uploaded by Hazelnutgirl.

Hazel told this story to us tonight.

"Once upon a time there was a little girl named...Hazel! And one day she went for a walk in the forest without telling her mummy and daddy and she got lost. And there was a bear and a tiger and a wolf coming to eat her. And they ate one arm and then the other arm..."

[muffled laughter from me]

"IT'S NOT FUNNY!!!"

[loud laughing from both parents while she waited very patiently]

"...and then they ate one leg and then her other leg, and then they ate her whole head! And her eyeballs, and then her mouth [said with great relish]. But luckily for her it all grew back. The end."

Fairy tales are just so moralistic these days aren't they?

4 comments:

  1. Ellie - PetalplumJuly 2, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    we got Hazel's sweet cards + super fun pics in the post today. Kids loved them. Chatted chatted about it, kept asking us to read the envelope ('master Ari' giggle giggle). We'll be tattoo-ing tomorrow for sure. And finishing up writing Hazel's cards (think they needed to know she was real before they got the motivation to finish it up - or perhaps they've got a case of the grey skies like their mama....).
    sleep well, E

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  2. What a lovely story before retiring! It's all good. Everything grew back!

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  3. LOL LOL, my goodness! That child is growing up way too fast, you will have to stop feeding her!

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  4. Oh good lord, your daughter is beyond adorable! I love that story :) Do you think you could arrange for me to have one just like her, 'cause that'd suit me just fine. Thanks awfully!

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