Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The "Big Bear" Battle

We have a new resident in the Mitchell Big Bear!
Jake's Aunts, Terri and Susie, made this big guy for his second birthday many years ago and he's been a large part of the family ever since. Jake and his siblings would use him as a security blanket when they were sick. Sharon would strap him into a seatbelt and take him to the school for their Teddy Bear Picnics, he always turned heads.
I've been told over the last three years that he would end up at my house. As you can see he is kind of ginormous and doesn't really fit in with my decor, so I resisted. Really resisted, saying that he would end up in not so friendly places if he made his way to our home. Circumstances have changed, Jake's Grandma moved into as assisted living home this past weekend and Big Bear became homeless, then he snuck himself into the trunk of Jake's car and into my house when I needed the trunk for groceries. The girls used him as a pillow to watch a movie last night and tonight they've been climbing all over him. Ella learned a new song today at preschool (to the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot"): I'm a little Indian on the go, here is my arrow, here is my bow, when I'm out a hunting here me shout, BEAR AND BUFFALO, YOU BETTER WATCH OUT! We've been stalking Big Bear and shooting our pretend arrows at him while we shout (at the top of our lungs).

And I've learned that he is an excellent way to take out frustrations; the atomic elbow, round house kicks, pile drivers, frog splashes. Jake just shakes his head and chuckles quietly, I guess we've come to a stalemate.


Hilarie said...

He's HUGE!! But, I bet the kids absolutely love him!! Funny

Trina said...

Wow, that's so cool that he has been around for so long. I'm sure your kids will have a blast with him. Maybe your grandkids will have a chance to meet big bear someday, if you all don't kill him first with your pretend arrows.

Mike said...

Big bear!!!

The Palmers said...

I love it!