Molly earned her Cubbie Bear pin for saying lots of verses over this past year of Cubbies.
Ruby earned a “Hopper” Medal for saying many verses and their references.
You can clearly see how excited Molly was about being awarded the bear for her vest. She loved the idea of going on the stage and seeing her Daddy out in the audience. I was there, too, but I am her teacher (note the hideous jacket I am wearing). HOWEVER, her excitement was brought to a halt when the Big Cubbie Bear came out on stage. Someone was dressed up as Cubbie Bear, and I must say, while he isn’t super-scary, he isn’t the most normal looking bear you’ve ever seen. Molly grabbed around my neck and would. not. let. go. She was panicking. I tried to peel her off of me and talk her through the situation, but she would have no part of it. No part of it. Finally, Mrs.Traci, the Cubbies Story Lady, saw the predicament I was in and graciously hid Cubbie Bear until Molly was done walking across the stage. She didn’t have to do that, but I sure did appreciate it!! And Molly appreciated it even more. The rest of the time she kept her eyes on Cubbie Bear while hiding behind me. It was nice to get out of the room with Cubbie Bear! Molly was visibly relieved. When Josh asked her why she was scared of the bear, she simply said, “He is a sleeping bear who walks and waves, but does not talk.” Hmmmm….again, I don’t know what that means exactly, but Molly feels totally validated in her assessment of Cubbie Bear.
And here is Mack, sporting the medal, though he did nothing to earn it. I have a feeling that as the younger brother of two sisters, he will be riding their coat tails many times in his future. I mean, look at his face. He totally thinks he deserves that medal….maybe for drinking the most grape Crystal Light of any other two year old in the world, I don’t know. I mean, not that his mother would let him do such a thing. Moving on…..
We really are proud of our little Cubbie Bears! They have done a great job with their verses. And though Mack didn’t memorize any verses, he does act like a little bear himself—that must count for something!