“Call Mommy, call Mommy for Piggy,” says an exasperated B to her Dad. I am summoned and asked, “Where’s Piggy?”
Every parent knows this moment well. When the beloved doll/animal/super hero/softie lovie is missing. And nothing else will do. And no answer is correct. Logic has no power in these moments.
“Umm, Sweetie, Piggy went on an adventure,” I stumble. Miraculously, she BUYS it. Bedtime is saved.
A day or two later, another miracle happens. John finds Piggy. Where was he? Doesn’t really matter, but let’s just say he took a ride in a sweatshirt pocket and went for a spa treatment (gentle cycle) in the whirlpool on Maytag Mountain.
Now that Piggy is nice and clean, John has a brilliant idea: Document his adventure so B can see where Piggy was all that time. I present to you The Epic Adventures of Piggy!
We showed her the photos during bedtime, when she was all tucked in Piggy-less, as if they had just been emailed to John’s tablet. “Oh, looks like I’ve got a new email. Oh, B! It’s Piggy! He sent you something!” She lights up. Every kid loves mail, but from a long lost plush pal? Amazing!
What was even more amazing was when Piggy RETURNED after the slideshow! Just in time for lights out, triumphant and ready to snuggle in for a well-deserved sleep. B embraced her little Piggy, said her prayers, and in the long list of thank-you-God-for’s included her good little pink friend, happy that he returned to her safely.
In my long list of thank-you-God-for’s is John for the amazing way he makes the best of things, B’s imagination, and priceless moments like these. All in a day.
The magic of childhood is priceless, and John and I have so much fun making the worlds of our two little girls, B and P. What magical moments have you created for your loved ones? Drop us a line! Leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!