Josh Byers


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She Huffed and Puffed

Every night we put Mia to bed she has a list of items she needs to do to prolong the staying up and to put off the laying down. These things include: getting a drink, taking her vitamins, turning on the light, changing the hall light bulb, tucking her in, laying down with her, and telling her stories. Its that last one that was quite funny tonight. She asked me to tell her the story of the 3 little pigs. So I did my best to recreate that timeless masterpiece and I think I could have won a voice over Academy Award (if there is such a thing) for my portrayal of the Big Bad Wolf. I might have gone a little over the top on the I'll huff and puff bit but she didn't care.

So after I'm done she wants to tell me a story. Here is Mia's story.

"Once upon a time, upon a long time ago there was Scooby, Daphne, Fred....(big pause as she remembers the other sleuthing members) Velma, and Shaggy. And they were at the beach. And they saw a pirate ship. And Daphne was gone! She was stuck on the pirate ship! Help me! They flew to the ship and then they saw pirates! And Daphne kicked down the door and she huffed and puffed and blew the pirate ship away. The end."

I love the thought of Daphne playing the part first of Chuck Norris and demolishing a door and then sucking in a huge breath to blow that ship away.

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