The Bear Inspector

We have a visitor. His name is Rupert, he is wearing a knitted hat, a knitted vest and knitted shoes. No pants. But that’s ok as he is a small, white stuffed bear, and a very important person.

He is the pre-school bear. And he is here to judge us.

He comes accompanied by a book entitled ‘All the ways other families are better than yours’.

OK, it isn’t called that, it is just a diary of his visits to all the children’s houses, but it may as well have the above title.

It is full of foreign holidays and theme park visits, picnics and adventures of all kinds.

We have him for two mid week nights in soggy November. ‘No pressure’ they say ‘Just do what you usually do and take a couple of snaps and write a few words in the diary.’

So here’s what we usually do:-

Here he is enjoying clips on YouTube of people opening kinder eggs…

play doh egg watching

 

Here he is having a tantrum because he didn’t want to go out, so I said we would stay in but he wanted to go out NOW, but not in those shoes…

tantrum

 

Here he is having a nutritional breakfast of chocolate…

chocolate for breakfast

 

Not really good enough is it. So I am getting inventive – here he is in a rocket. He is going to the moon….

moon bear

Nobody else has done that, should be a good points scorer eh?! Now, how can I craft some moon rock quickly…

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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31 Comments

  1. November 19, 2014 / 10:02 am

    I snorted at the “opening kinder eggs comment” – what is it with those blasted videos!! My twins are obsessed with them!

    We had a similar situation a few weeks back. However it involved a Panda. It really does make you feel like a bad parent seeing all of the exciting things other kids are doing. makes you wander how much of it the parents make up!

    • November 19, 2014 / 12:05 pm

      I have no idea why they love them, but am grateful of the distraction regularly!

  2. November 19, 2014 / 10:15 am

    Ha the tantrum about not wanting to go out really made me cackle x

  3. November 19, 2014 / 10:49 am

    God I bloody love this! It’s such a sweet idea, but yes, it does pile the pressure on. Ours went to the circus and met the ringleader. So I’m one of those parents. Sorry… 🙂
    In my defence it was just lucky timing!

  4. November 19, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Totally hilarious and absolutely spot on!

    School bear is the only reason we go out some weekends!

  5. November 19, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    So gone are the days of bringing the school pet home then!
    Love the rocket idea – bet nobody else took Rupert there!

  6. November 19, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    You are so funny. I read the title of the book like 3 times before I moved on and cracked up
    But why isn’t he watching my YouTube channel 😛

    • November 19, 2014 / 4:34 pm

      I shall educate him on the higher quality youtube channels at once! 😉 xx

  7. November 19, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    I cringe evertytimd my daughter brought this home from school. Reading everyone else’s adventures made ours look like we had made no effort.

  8. November 19, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Oh yes that really should be the title of the book. I was so lucky this year as A was the first person to get the school bear and there was nothing in his book at all. We took him to the park but looking at your photos, I could have been so much more inventive than that. Brilliant, you are funny.

  9. November 19, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    blooming genius! up up and away!

  10. November 19, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    hee hee, that brings back memories. We had a Bertie Bear come visit us … twice! The joy of twins. Luckily he was snowed in on one visit and got to go sledging and drink hot chocolate

  11. November 19, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    hehe! I remember Lola bringing home the nursery teddy once!

  12. November 20, 2014 / 6:50 am

    This cracked me up. Especially the bear having a tantrum.
    I do hope he enjoys his trip to the moon. In your faces, smug parents!

  13. November 20, 2014 / 7:46 am

    Great post – very funny. A good start to my Thursday!
    The tantrum pic is my fave 😉

  14. November 20, 2014 / 9:51 am

    Ha ha, this made me laugh so much. :-))) I’m sure rupert had more fun at your house than anywhere else.

  15. Cheryl
    November 20, 2014 / 10:08 am

    I feel your pain. Class bear only came round at weekends. After 3 children and numerous visits to our house, I did suggest to the teacher that the bear had seen enough of us. I could see the bear beginning to make his second circuit around the class.

    Our bear was caught up in scandal. He was suspected of spreading nits!

    • November 20, 2014 / 10:33 am

      Ooooh naughty nitty bear! (not sure they can spread that way can they?!)

  16. November 20, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    This is soooo true! School Bear is probably the reason for half the trips in his diary 😉

    Better than the school hamster though I guess!

  17. November 20, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    I know that feeling-the pressure that one bear and one book can put on us! Looks like you have done a great job though 😉

  18. November 20, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    I love this. I am so glad that we don’t have a nursery bear. I know I would crack under the pressure and photoshop him into something fantastic and competitive to make the other parents sweat.

  19. November 21, 2014 / 8:58 am

    ha ha brilliant we have the joy of this soon and Erin is already excited for her turn!

  20. November 22, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    ha ha this is so funny and so true….those bears are totally here to judge us!!

  21. November 23, 2014 / 7:52 am

    Haa haa – we always get the school bear on the most uninteresting of days!

  22. November 23, 2014 / 8:30 am

    Love the tantrum pic of the bear! Reading your post, I feel really lucky that our school doesn’t send a bear home. I wouldn’t be able to live up to the pressure.

  23. November 23, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    haha this made me giggle! I have this to look forward to 😉 x

  24. November 24, 2014 / 9:10 am

    So happy that my two are past this stage… I was always so tempted to write something wicked! I’m sure you’ll score points for sending Bear to the moon.

  25. November 30, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Brilliant! We had a visit too, from the nursery bear. He came on our holiday and to Princess’s birthday. Suddenly having a pair of furry eyes watching over you changes things doesn’t it. Does make for a good blog post though 😉

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