These are the names that IT has been known by. BUT no more will its name be spoken in this house.
The Dummy Fairy has been! It was going to be the Birthday Fairy but Chook has been biting and chewing his binkie. We warned him that if they were broken before his birthday (1 month away) there would be no more.
The Dummy Fairy arrived this evening before bedtime. He/She took the broken dummy and in its place put a new toy. Chook has recently watched Toy Story and totally loves it. I found a 'plush' Buzz Lightyear toy (a soft one not the hard plastic with lights and sounds) and put it aside for the Birthday Fairy. Tonight Buzz Lightyear has become the dummy replacement.
I didn't say anything to Chook about what had happened. I wanted him to discover the surprise himself. So I tucked him into bed, sung his goodnight song and went to the door. As I was shutting the door I expected him to ask for his dummy, instead he looked at the shelf next to the door (where we normally keep the dummies) and said, "Buzz Lightyear!"
I pretended I didn't know what he was talking about and I acted all surprised as I saw Buzz Lightyear to. I brought Buzz down to Chook and as I did this I mentioned that the Dummy Fairy has been because the dummy was broken, but that she has given him a special toy.
I spent a little time with Chook and Buzz because he was pretty excited about his new toy (I would have prefered to have done this in the morning but the dummy was broken and had to go!) After leaving the room there was a knock at the bedroom door, Chook wanted the box Buzz was sitting in! We then had another three knocks on the door. The final knock resulted in Buzz Lightyear getting threatened with exile into the cold night outside if he and Chook didn't go to sleep!
So we survived the first
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