Fainjin has a favourite bear, known as “Green Bear”. He doesn’t sleep with it every night, or have to take it everywhere, but it is his favourite, and if he chooses to take a toy somewhere then this bear is usually the one.
Green Bear came with us on a trip to town last week. While we were waiting for the bus, Fainjin showed me how Green Bear can do the “jump-jam” moves that he (Fainjin) learned at school. Fainjin’s favourite, and therefore Green Bear’s also, is “KungFu Frightening”. Fainjin sang, “Everybody was kung-fu frightening! doof-doof-doof-doof!” while Pearl admonished “Kung fu fighting!” and Green Bear was put through some energetic kung-fu punches and kicks.
Then Fainjin showed me that Green Bear is sad. He does have a turned-down mouth, poor bear. Fainjin gave him some cuddles, but he still looked sad.
“Don’t worry, Mum, I can make him happy – watch!” And Fainjin squashed and scrunched Green Bear’s face until the turned-down mouth was twisted into an uncomfortable-looking smirk.
Ah, the life of a favourite bear.
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