Sunday, 29 July 2012
Elephant, order & The G's elite sleep squad . . . .
The G doesn't like to sleep alone . . . .
Like The B she has got her 'special friends', her favourite soft toys, whose presence on her pillow is an important part of the night-time routine.
This elite squad is five strong and is comprised (in order of preference) of Big Bunny, Dolly, Baby Bunny, Baby Bear and Elephant.
The G used to find that gnawing on Elephant provided comfort during her younger days and, as a result, he looks as though he is suffering from some mange-like disease.
This perhaps explains his less-than-impressive place in the pecking order . . . .
Ordering things is important to The G, a trait that I suspect she has inherited from Dr Z.
For instance, just putting her special friends into bed each night isn't enough on its own.
Indeed, until each one has been positioned carefully in its correct place on the pillow, The G is not content.
The all-important order (starting from the wall side of the bed) is: Dolly, Elephant, Baby Bear, Bunny (Baby), The G and Bunny (Big). It is quite clear that this isn't something she gets from me . . . .