Tell Me a Story, Little Bean

Bean (age 2.5 years) is a big fan of telling stories these days. Certain events seem to leave lasting impressions on her, and she tells the same stories over and over and over. Recently, we all went to see “Winnie the Pooh” at the local cheap seats theater, and based on the number of times Bean has regaled us with her memories of the experience, this event was the absolute highlight of her young life. Her story-telling style is to make short statements, and then to pause briefly to see what your reaction is. The story usually goes something like this:

Bean: We went to movie.

Dad: (summoning as much enthusiasm for this well-worn topic as he can) Oh yeah! That was pretty awesome, right?

Bean: It was dark.

Dad: Yeah, what was the deal with that?

Bean: There was big scream.

Dad: I know! That screen was huge!

Bean: Just like a big TV.

Dad: Perfect. Yes. Great analogy, kiddo.

Bean: We saw Winnie the Pooh.

Dad: A classic. I remember when I used to read…

Bean: And Piglet.

Dad: Ah yes. Cute little bugger, that Piglet…

Bean: And Tiger.

Dad: Actually, I think he goes by “Tigger” but yeah…

Bean: And Kanga.

Dad: Pretty extensive cast list, wasn’t it…

Bean: And Roo.

Dad: It’s funny because, together, the two names form the name of their species…

Bean: We had popcorn.

Dad: Lightly buttered and salted if I recall correctly…

Bean: And M&M’s.

Dad: Yeah, that was my favorite course…

Bean: And apple juice.

Dad: Wow, the junk food quotient was awfully high, wasn’t it…

Bean: Then it was all done.

Dad: Well, I suppose all good things must come to an…

Bean: Somebody turned it off.

Dad: Um, yeah, I suppose that is what happened…

Bean: We went home and take a nap.

Dad: I mean, after all that action, how could one not go home and nap?

Bean (just sits and smiles as she remembers the good times)

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4 Responses to Tell Me a Story, Little Bean

  1. i call mine littlebean, also 2.5. they could swap stories all day, i’m sure.

  2. Judi Burt says:

    Oh yeah, this is a great story. I think it has finally replaced “We went to the Dairy Queen”, another great story.

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