Friday, April 11, 2014

Strange Happenings In The Ideal House

Hello Everyone,
 Well it seems something unusual is happening in the Ideal household, shall we go have a look?
   Hmm, the children are playing in their bedroom, nothing to unusual about that.
 Tommy wants to go outside and ride his bike, Tammy decides to go outside too, but when Tommy ask her if she would like a ride on the handlebars she says no because someone has to take care of her pumpkin......Tommy rolls his eyes, girls are so weird!!
Mother calls Tammy to come inside and practice her piano, Tommy follows and aggravates his sister by threatening to take the pumpkin, finally mother tells Tommy to stop bothering his sister she needs to practice!! Father doesn't know what to think?!

That night at the dinner table Father tells Tammy to stop playing with her pumpkin and eat her dinner!
After the children have left the table and gone to get ready for bed, Pete asks Patti if she has noticed  that Tammy is playing with a pumpkin? Well of course I've noticed says Patti, how could I not? She takes the silly thing everywhere! Don't you think this is odd behaviour asks Pete, didn't we just buy her skates, a new doll, books and several other toys for Christmas? Well you know how children are and if she's happy playing with a fall decoration, whats the big deal? Well it just seems a little odd, says Pete, have you asked her why she is playing with the pumpkin? No but I will dear if it makes you feel better answers Patti.
 Patti heads upstairs to tuck the children in.
When Patti gets upstairs the children are already in their beds and Tammy has got her pumpkin in the bed with her. Tammy, says Mother, don't you think its time to put the pumpkin away with the other decorations until next year? Oh No Mommy , you can't do that, how will the fairy God mother find it if it's in the attic? Cinderella needs her coach to get to the ball Mommy or she'll never meet prince charming and then she'll be stuck with the wicked stepmother and sisters forever!! OH I see says Mother,  understanding finally  dawning.  Mother gently explains that Cinderella is a fairy tale and that its just make believe and there is no such things as fairy God Mothers and magical pumpkin coaches, but try as she might, Tammy is not convinced and insists upon keeping her pumpkin ! Oh well sighs Mother they are only children for a little while and she settles down to read Tammy's favorite bedtime story, Cinderella once more. As the children drift off to sleep Patti thinks to herself, Fairies indeed!!  If Only!!
Mother heads back downstairs to tell Pete why their daughter has been dragging a pumpkin around when suddenly out of no where this thought just pops into her head....
She knows just what she needs to do, so she tells Pete she will be back in a jiffy and grabs her purse and heads out the door
Mother is back in a flash with her prize, and she quietly makes her way into the twins bedroom, where she will make the switch.. the toy coach and horses for the pumpkin!!

Back downstairs, Pete congratulates her on being such a clever Mother, I just don't know how you think these things up says Pete! Meanwhile upstairs............
Good night sweet children, pleasant dreams!!
Till next time, Love and blessings to you all!!


  1. What a clever mother indeed! Such a sweet little family.

    Amy Jo

  2. Hi Teresa,
    Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me a comment. I just realized that I'm not following your blog, but I am now! :-)
    What a cute story to go along with your photos! Love your dollhouse. I noticed that I have a few of the same things you do, like the grandfather clock and that phone, aren't those Pretty Princess pieces from the 60's? Your photos are nice and bright, just the people are a little blurry, are you too close? They really don't look bad at all.
    Trust me I have a hard time getting good pictures of my minis too, especially in the dollhouse. For every 15 pictures I take of the same scene I may only get 3 good ones. My camera is not the best and the lighting in my house is not the best, too much recessed lighting, but what I have found that works well for me is to take the photos when the room is fairly dark with no lights on anywhere and then I get bright nice clear photos, it may not look like the photo is going to be a good one, but I do end up with some good ones. I hope that makes sense to you. :-)
    Happy Easter!

    1. Gina,
      Thank you so much for following me, as you can see I haven't been blogging long and I'm so excited to get followers, Yeah!! Thanks for the advice on my pictures, I will try your suggestions, I enjoy your blog and your pictures look great. Who knew taking pictures of miniatures would be such a challenge?!

  3. Teresa... just like a children's story book! Precious. And I so want to say THANK YOU to you, my soul sister, for always leaving behind a trail of fairy dust each time you visit my blog. What a blessing you are!



    1. Cielo,
      Thank you so much for coming over and joining me! I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog, it's a place of beautiful pictures and magical words and I look forward to each post. Thank you for such kind words, you truly bless me!

  4. What a cute and cleverly illustrated story. The Ideal home seems a very pleasant place to live with such loving parents. Mother is so clever , especially with the tap-tap of the fairy's wand.