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Bed Time

by Edd Vick

First, you should floss and brush your teeth really well. And wash your face. Here’s your towel. Yes, that looks like the perfect nightgown to wear.

Do your clothes go on the floor? No, I don’t think so; I think they belong in the laundry hamper.

Thank you. Now climb into bed. No bouncing!

Okay, maybe just a little bouncing.

Yes, I like to bounce, too, but I might break the bed.

Okay, I’ll bounce, too, but just a little bit.


I’m sorry about your bed, but isn’t it just as much fun to be in your sleeping bag on the floor? I think so, too.

Stretch out and I’ll pull up the top of it just right. Do your feet go on the pillow? I don’t think so; that’s where your head goes.

Do you want some music like usual? Okay, there you go. Give me a kiss on the cheek, and here’s one for you.

Why yes, the music is very nice. It makes me want to dance.

Let’s dance!

Watch me stomp!


Isn’t our basement nice? It’s a good thing we have all these comfortable boxes down here to land on. Now let’s not bounce any more. Let’s not stomp any more.

It’s time for bed. I’ll turn off the light now.

Wait, did we do everything? Let me think: floss, brush, gown, hamper, bounce, oops, pillow, music, kiss, dance, stomp, oops, light. Yes, I believe we remembered everything.

Of course we remembered everything. Elephants are very good at remembering

Good night, sweetheart.


Funny and sweet!

Posted by: kehf | January 16, 2009 4:44 AM


Posted by: Edd | January 16, 2009 8:12 PM

I can see this as an illustrated children's story. No problem.

Posted by: David | January 16, 2009 10:35 PM

I had the same thought as David, and could picture the illustrations as all being from either the mother or child's point of view right up until the end, when the elephantine truth would be revealed.

Posted by: Rudi | January 17, 2009 6:08 PM

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