I put Frankie down for her nap today, leaving Annika half-snoozing as she watched Kiki's Delivery Service
on the sofa. When I came down 15 minutes later, Annika was fully awake. In fact, she was jumping up and down. "Great news, mama! Great news!"
She led me to the kitchen, and pointed dramatically at the floor.
"Someone bought me a hugging bear
! Isn't that great
Yes, she managed to find where I had hidden a present for her birthday, still 2 months away. I spotted this being clearanced for $15, so I thought I could keep it hidden for a few months. I'm quite sure she wasn't purposefully looking for it. Just a sudden curiosity about the laundry room, I guess. She's been asking for this little ewok-sounding thing for nearly a year already, so she was understandably excited. Evidently wondrous treasures do
just appear magically when you go exploring.