My toys came alive at midnight last night! They like eggs!
This morning when I woke up I was so excited to see if my toys really had come alive at midnight last night.
When I went to bed around ten o’clock they were on top of the bookcase.
I had heard that toys during the month of December come alive for a few minutes at midnight. Was it really true?
I didn’t see my giraffe, tiger, lion, leopard or elephant on top of the bookcase when I came downstairs.
Where could they have gone?
Oh well, I might as well eat my breakfast, then I will look for them.
And there they were. They were on the counter by the stove. The giraffe had an egg on his head, the elephant had an egg on his tusk, and the Lion was eating his egg fried. I guess the Lion likes his eggs over easy.
Where was the leopard? Oh, he was eating his egg in the frying pan. Apparently he likes his eggs scrambled.
And the tiger? He likes to eat butter.
My daughter wasn’t awake yet. I wonder what she will think when she looks for the animals this morning? I had to leave for church while she was still sleeping. On the way home I called her on my cell phone.
“Mom, your toys ruined nine eggs.”
‘You’re not mad? I thought for sure you would be mad.”
“Well, I can’t help what they do when I’m sleeping. They must have been really hungry.”
When I came home from church, the animals were all cleaned and standing on the island in the kitchen.
“Mom, the tiger made such a mess. It was so hard to get the butter out of his mouth.”
I wonder what they will do tonight when the clock strikes twelve? I will just have to wait like everyone else to find out. Hopefully they will sleep through the night.
Three Questions. Answer one of two or three, or none. Please tell me your answer in the comments.
- When you were a child did you ever wake up in the morning and one of your toys was sitting in a different spot?
- Do you think they were running around your room while you slept?
- And what would you like to name the Lion?
If you know a child, or someone young at heart, please consider sharing this story. December will be an exciting month as we follow the adventures of The Lion, The Giraffe, The Tiger, The Elephant, and The Leopard.
The toys will come alive again this year, 2014, in December. They have their own facebook page: toycember. Like the page so you don’t miss the toys adventure. I wonder what they will do this year?
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.