Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Tao of Pooh

Our current routine is such that each night at E's bedtime we read one chapter out of The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh. Tonight we read the chapter in which Christopher Robin led an expedition to find the North Pole (spoiler alert: Pooh found it!) but along the Treacherous Path, baby Roo fell in the cold stream. Eeyore, who of course loves his friends more than he'll ever admit, backed up to the stream and lowered his tail in, hoping that Roo might be able to reach it and pull himself out. He swished his tail back and forth--

--But Mama, how does Eeyore swish his tail?

"Well, love, it's hard to explain since you and I don't have tails. But animals who do have tails have muscles in those tails, so imagine wiggling muscles past the end of your tushie. But it's a little hard, isn't it, to imagine moving a body part you don't have?"

No, I understand. Because we know about that already in our family.

"We do?"

Like Daddy's pee-nits. Can Daddy swish his pee-nits? That's how Eeyore swishes his tail. Pin It


Inna said...

hahahhaa!!!! Hilarious!

a li'l bit squishy said...

E is a smart little girl. I, myself, have often wondered what it would be like to have an extra appendage, in particular the one she has mentioned. Of course when she says it, it's funny and cute, when I say it, it's just weird. How I wish I was three again!!