Sunday, April 19, 2009
Big Fat Bunny
About a year ago, we were desperately searching for a back-up bunny. Unfortunately, Gioia's Tu never found its twin. But in the quest to locate a substitute (just in case), we amassed a whole bunch of bunnies. They all have names, like New Bunny, Easter Bunny, and Big Fat Bunny (pictured above). Although none came even close to being as special as Tu, several have made it into the inner circle (i.e., stuffies who are allowed to sleep with her in her crib).
Big Fat Bunny had a twin. I bought him and his brother early in the quest, naively thinking that this style might fool Baby G. Somehow I convinced myself that I might as well buy two. But he didn't work (of course not). So within a minute of introducing Big Fat Bunny to a stony kiddo, we put his twin in the present closet. Eventually, he made his way on to a new home, to live with friends of ours who had just welcomed a new baby.
Here's the funny thing. That new baby? She loved the bunny. Loved him so much that her momma started searching for a backup bunny. It's interesting how parenting is a bit of a universal experience. Big Fat Bunny is no longer sold at Pottery Barn (of course), so her mom was getting a little desperate (like we were). What could we do except ship off Big Fat Bunny to join his brother. Chris was a little sad to see him go, but as BFB wasn't in the inner circle, Gioia will not really miss him.
Crazy little world, huh?