It was in early 2014 that I ordered a Curious George for Addie. Chad had always loved Curious George and I had no idea how Addie would feel about him because when I ordered it, she wasn’t even two yet. She immediately fell head over heels in love with him.
For almost seven years, George has been her constant companion.
They slept together.
They went to the carnival together.
They rode bikes together.
They posed for pictures together.
George couldn’t go to kindergarten with her but he rode in the car on the first day of school to send her off and wish her a great first year of school.
This picture is one of my favorites. The house and huge mesquite tree in Texas with George posed up in the fork watching Addie swing.
Even Speck loves George and watches over him while Addie is at school.
All things change and Addie has outgrown George. The last few times she’s been here, she’s brought him and her stuffed Yoda but she has not slept with them.
Yesterday Addie was getting her stuff together to bring, Nicole came outside almost in tears and said “She just broke my heart!” I thought Nicole was really going to cry. She said she handed George and Yoda to Addie and Addie said “Nahh . . I don’t sleep with them any more.” I guess the look on her mom’s face was too much for Addie so she said “OK. I’ll bring them!”
She put them down on the sofa and did not take them to bed with her last night. My guess is that she’ll always love George but he will no longer be her constant companion. He has been a great first best friend!
I always wondered if I should order a second as a backup just in case he fell apart one night. I didn’t, though George has been mended a few times. I think he’s going to make it through, which is good because I don’t think a replacement would ever have taken his place. I hope they put him up and keep him forever.