I must admit that what you are reading was not what I had planned to share for my second blog article. This, being just an infant blog in the community of bloggers, I have yet to prove my skill as a writer. Therefore my intention was to start by posting only very poignant things. Life however, as it so often does, took me in another direction. Only a few days ago, a remarkably simple and rather silly thing caught my attention. It made me laugh and gave me a refreshed perspective about finding joy in the ordinary, everyday things that surround us. In this case, that ordinary, everyday thing was a Pooh Bear stuffy in a doughnut floaty!
The other day my daughter asked if Pooh Bear could join her in the bath (I mean who else, besides Winnie the Pooh, would be able to make use of a small doughnut floaty? AND, it would be such a shame to let it go to waste). ‘Why not’, I thought, even though as a rule stuffed animals are NOT the best choice for bath buddies. Of course, I made bold proclamations such as, this would be the only time (of course explaining the problem with having stuffies in the bath) and don’t get used to the idea etc. As I am sure you have already guessed, I did not hold myself to this. Really, how could I? Winnie looked TOO cute in his floaty. It brought us both so much joy to see him bobbing around in the water, and surprisingly, he did not retain nearly as much water as I had expected. Now this adorable little Pooh Bear regularly has a scrub and tub with my daughter!
The very first time I saw Winnie in my daughter's bath the adorableness level was picture worthy. Pooh Bear looked so content and joyful, totally at peace with himself and the world, that it warmed my heart. For me, this little bear was symbolizing the importance of contentment and being present in the moment.
The next part of this story is much less profound, perhaps bordering on immature, but it is none the less good for the funny bones. Watching my daughter with her Winnie, another thought crossed my mind, ‘that is so cute….she has a little Pooh floating in her bath’. Then, there was no going back! The inspirational poem I had planned on writing would be no more. Things had become way too 'punny'.
A Bath Time Pooh
I know it’s kind of silly, but I do find so much joy,
In this simple little image of a buoyant Pooh Bear toy.
So I wrote a little poem, about a floating Pooh,
I hope you are amused by it as you read it through.
One day my daughter took a little Pooh inside her bath,
She looked so very happy and it really made me laugh.
Cozy in the water, this little Pooh was chilln’
Bobbing all around the tub when the water was a fillin’.
I smiled and thought, ‘that’s so cute, she’s bathing with her Pooh’
So of course I took a picture, I mean what else was there to do?
Now I know you’re thinking, this poem is merely punny,
But pun time is over; even though poo puns are funny.
Floating in his doughnut Winnie looked so free,
Even toys can be symbolic and a message we can see.
Embrace life’s good, release the bad, and don’t forget to laugh,
Even if it's only at the Pooh in your child’s bath!
Laughter is an important part of life. It can bring healing, restore our hearts and rejuvenate us. So I hope that as you read my little poem about a bathtub Pooh you smiled, felt joy and maybe even chuckled too!
Who is ted?
Well, for starters, my full name is Tobi Elizabeth Duckering - AKA -TED.