Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Case of the Missing Turkey Book

This might look like an ordinary collection of farm animal books, but it's not. It's one of the greatest toys of all time. . .well, according to Olivia. My parents gave them to Olivia on her first Christmas and they've been sitting on her bookshelf, collecting dust, for almost two years. Then, a few weeks ago. . .she found them and fell in love. It's the first thing she talks about when she wakes up. She takes the books out and counts them. . .1, 2, 3, FIVE! (That's her favorite number.) She tells you what each animal is and what sound they make. She carries them one by one to the couch, then to the floor, then to her room. She is crazy about them! Well, when I put the books up last night, I noticed that one was missing. Uh oh! I didn't know which one, but Olivia quickly noticed this morning that turkey was gone. We looked all over the house for the turkey book. Olivia kept saying "Turkey book? Weh are you? Gobble Gobble!" It just broke my heart and I wish I could find it for her, but it's nowhere to be seen. I find it interesting that the turkey is the one missing, ya know, with Thanksgiving around the corner.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Holy Cow! Olivia is stringing that may words together?! Thats awesome!... we are still going on 2 word phrases.. sometime he THINKS hes making a sentence...but its by no means understandable... wow.. thats great Jodi! I don't think you have anything to be worried about in that area :)hope you find the turkey book :)

Kerry said...

Hmm...very interesting. I have a feeling the turkey book is not actually "missing". Very interesting indeed.

~RAch~ said...

LOL You'll find it Friday!! Alayna has a set of those books. Hers are disney princess stories, but they're the same little board books in the same little container. She has ALWAYS loved them too. she still does and she's 4 1/2 now.

Anonymous said...

You know we had a set of books that had colors, numbers and first words...Well wouldn't you know the orange book has been MIA for 5 years now. I have a sneaking suspicion that someone (Claire) threw it in the trash when she was going thru a phase of throwing everything in the trash!
Julie Hamlett