Sunday, November 28, 2010

the little kangaroo

Once upon a time, there was a little kangaroo. We don't know how or why, but she found herself living in the 50c toy box at the Op Shop. Because she was so small, she fell all the way to the bottom, where it was dark and scary (and to be frank, a bit smelly).

One day a little girl came along who knew all about Op Shops, and knew exactly where to look. A new friendship was born.

The little girl said "you need a bath - you've got mushrooms growing behind your ears!" The little kangaroo wasn't so sure, but soon she felt much cleaner.

She didn't even mind being hung up to dry - it was fun, like a giant swing!

Soon she was meeting new friends, and enjoying a big kangaroo group hug.

She even learned to play dress ups, and bake imaginary gingerbread.

Dressing up was so much fun - she decided to try another dress up. "Hello, Mr Dino! I'm being a dinosaur too!"

Mr Dino thought the little kangaroo was so funny - he laughed so hard that he rolled over!

The little kangaroo felt embarrassed, but Mr Dino said "come on, little dinosaur, it's time for a Dino Ride!"

It had been an amazing day, but the best bit was still to come...

A hug from her new best friend

who doesn't let her go, even when she's sleeping.

For more flea market finds (with probably more finds and less self-indulgent storytelling), see here.


Make mine Mid-Century said...

What a cute find.

Glad you washed her! So many toys get hung on the line by their ears.

Storytelling was great!

Joni Llanora said...

This would make a great book! Have a great week!

nicole said...

nawwwww this is the sweetest little story!!!

Alison said...

What a sweet story and a cute little fella. I love how my girls can sniff out treasures at op shops and markets.

Thanks also for the great fabric, now I just have to think of the perfect way to use it.

Estelle said...

that is one adorable little roo.

Whenever Ada gets to pick something from the op shop she always goes for the biggest, brashest thing she can find. A hot pink Bratz doll bag, an enormous side show gorilla, some barbie swap cards. I guess she just goes for the stuff that she doesn't get at home.

Cate said...

That's so sweet! Of course you know you're not supposed to come home from the op shop with just as much stuff as you took there :-) xxxCate

george said...

I have tears in my eyes! (way too emotional at the moment). Lovely story x

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Your girls is so sweet; I'm sure she'll be the perfect big sister.
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Erica Louise said...

Oh how very gorgeous!! What a beautiful story with cute photos

felix and lily said...

naww i love your little story :)

BOB & MABEL said...

Gorgeous story! My children all have toys from the oppy that they absolutely treasure.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

pure joy pouring from your loving post!

Kate said...

How cute is that!
I am a sucker for a happy ending and that one is the happiest.

handmade romance said...

haha too adorable!! x