Ripping Off Big Bird’s Head.

I went ALL OUT and bought Tom a book about Big Bird hurting himself from the Target dollar bins.

Big Bird’s Doctor Visit.

The book has little pop-ups of Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, and some Elmo-like guy named Murray.

Tom L-O-V-E-S the book.

Psycho loves it.

He also psycho(tically) loves pulling the pop-ups heads off.

Me: Look, Tom! There’s Big Bird!
Tom: *pulls Big Bird’s head off*

Me: Look, Tom! There’s Elmo!
Tom: *pulls Elmo’s head off*

Me: Look, Tom! There’s some thing I’ve never seen before named Murray!
Tom: *pulls Murray’s head off*

But he still loves the book, so I still read it to him.

After all, it was a WHOLE DOLLAR. So I can’t be throwing this literary genius away.

But I feel that I must take liberties with the original literary genius since our images have changed somewhat. So now I am basically reading my toddler a horror story before he goes to bed.

“Big Bird, despite having his body torn off at the neck, and having watched his friends entire bodies being RIPPED APART, was having a great time roller-skating until…”

“The child happily returned to rip off HIS HEAD! His friends, who were very concerned, insisted they see a doctor. Rightly so.”

“Luckily, with Mommy’s helpful advice, such as, ‘Don’t do that, Tom!’ and a visit to the MOST AMAZING DOCTOR IN THE WORLD, the friends were magically put back together and Big Bird only had a sprained wing. Which wasn’t scary at all. The End.”

Sweet dreams, Tom!

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3 Responses to Ripping Off Big Bird’s Head.

  1. Jen says:

    Somebody got us a book like that, but it was about hats. Since all the hats got ripped off, the book didn’t make sense and I’m pretty sure I threw it away.
    Oh, and Murray is like the “host” of Sesame Street now. He has a little lamb.

  2. Robyn says:

    Murray has a little lamb? Love it. Also, love how you kept the “going to the doctor” theme in the rewrite.

  3. Tahnie says:

    The Target dollar bin is my happy place! 🙂

    I’m a new visitor and so thrilled to be!


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