Friday, February 20, 2009

Whew! That was Close!

It's quite difficult to get Peanut to go anywhere without Bun, Bun. As she gets older, I have been limiting her time with her fluffy friend.

"Leave him in the car, so he doesn't get lost" or
"Leave Bun, Bun in your bed."

Sometimes though, she sneaks him out without me even realizing it. He's been around so long, so Bun, Bun just seems like part of the family.

Well, our tragedy occurred last Friday. We took a short walk by Sunshine's old Elementary School. When we arrived home, Bun Bun was nowhere to be found. Bun Bun was MISSING! Peanut searched every room of our house!

Friday night- no Bun, Bun.
Saturday- No Bun, Bun.
Sunday- No Bun, Bun.
Monday Morning- Still no Bun, Bun!

I thought for sure this was it. He was a goner!

You'd think I'd be happy about this, but I actually felt a little sad. I passed on my childhood bear to Sunshine, so why shouldn't Peanut be able to keep Bun, Bun forever??

Monday afternoon, I was taking a nap when I heard a loud screech. Then the patter of little feet running up the steps. It was Peanut with good news- "Bun, Bun!!" Luckily, he was recovered by her cousin who found him lying on the ground near the school! Woo, Hoo!

He was home, but boy did he stink. Smelling like he had been lying in mud- in the rain for days, the girls decided to give him a well needed bath. That's all he needed after his horrible experience- a little tender lovin' care!

Bun Bun having fun in the dryer!!

At last clean and reunited. This was our real-life Knuffle Bunny!

We just love the above "Knuffle Bunny" books by Mo Willems! Be sure to check out the fabulous review over at
Make and Takes
Make and Takes: What's Your Child's "Knuffle Bunny"?

I'm really proud of Peanut and how she handled the long weekend without Bun, Bun. If she was two, there wouldn't of been a soul asleep in our home. Trust me, I've been there! She must be maturing.

Awwwww! My peanut is growing up!

Have a great day- read a book and snuggle your child's Knuffle Bunny! :)



Marie {Make and Takes} said...

So cute. That story could not be more perfect! Thanks for linking to me.

Melody said...

Oh! I'm so glad there was a happy ending! I remember when my little one lost her bunny..she was 3. There was a happy ending with her bunny too, thankfully!

The Masked Mommy said...

Haha! I love it! My daughter has this seriously disgusting yellow teddy bear (ok, he used to be yellow at least) Now he's kinda gray... even right after a bath! She calls him Ta-ta. We used to have 2 so we could switch them out, but we totally lost one. Good thing we had a back up! My daughter just turned 3. Great post! I smiled the whole time!

Jenni said...

I am glad Bun Bun came home!

Cascia Talbert said...

Good to hear that Bun Bun was recovered. I don't know what I would do if any of my kids lost their attachments. Fortunately they are attached to blankets and those are hard to lose.

Amanda @ said...

Ha! We have a bun-bun too, and it's definitely a very important little member of our family...second only to baby sea turtle. Thanks for sharing :)

xo, Amanda @ /

Kelly said...

Welcome Home, Bun Bun! My husband and I have been contingency planning for months now in case "BeeBee" ever goes missing in our house.

Crisc said...

Happy Bun Bun was safe!! I know the bitter sweet feeling. People told me to buy another blanket but to me it wouldnt be the same cause the "purple blankey" has been here since the day she was born

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