Daydreams of: Goldilocks and the three bears

A photograph of 3 teddy bears.

A photograph of 3 teddy bears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The air flashed bright as lightning streaked outside the window followed closely by the crashing and moaning of thunder.  Wind whistled seemingly everywhere as branches clawed desperately at the house, trying to get in.

Alone in her crib, a young child witnessed it all, her eyes red with fear.  Hands gripping tight onto the soft blanket, she jumped yet again when the flash of light and the boom of thunder echoed around her.  But she did not cry for help.    Instead she looked across her crib to the three stuffed bears that looked back at her.

“I’m scared.”  She said to them.

The largest stuffed bear smiled and said, “Don’t be.  I’m papa bear.  I’m big and strong.  I’ll protect you.”

“You will?”  She said, amazed that the teddy bear talked to her.

“And I’ll help you too.”  Said the second bear, “I’m momma bear.  Just hold on to me and I’ll comfort your fears away.”

Goldilocks touched Momma Bear’s fur and cooed.  “Mmmm.  Soft.”

“I can help too!”  Came a cry from the third teddy bear.

“Who are you?”  Asked Goldilocks.

“I’m the baby bear.”  Replied the little stuffed animal.  “I’m small, just like you.  We can be brave and not be scared together.”

“I’d like that!”  Cried Goldilocks happily as she wedged herself between the group of bears.

Snuggling down ,she closed her eyes and murmured, “I’m safe.”

For my weekend entry of the Trifecta Challenge.

17 thoughts on “Daydreams of: Goldilocks and the three bears

  1. My daughter had (and still has … shhhh!) a daddy and mommy bear to comfort her when sad or scared. They’re handy if either of us are out of town because she sleeps with the corresponding bear and doesn’t miss us so much. Very sweet story.

  2. Sometimes cuddly friends are the best friends. My mom is well over 70, and during her recent hospital stay she was comforted by a teddy bear she gave me when I was little and sick in bed. (As you can see, this touched a chord.)

  3. I love this one. So true. Our kids each got a bear from my parents when they were born. I always kept them in the crib to keep them company. So glad she found some comfort in these bears. 🙂

  4. Aw! Omg, I love this! It’s so cute, and it’s quite original too. I like that you didn’t stick straight to the traditional story, and three stuffed bears makes more sense than bears who actually live like humans in a woods cottage, anyway.

    Totally adorable. Little Goldilocks… //^-^\\

  5. Thanks for linking up to Trifextra this weekend. It’s kind of funny that I’m typing this as my husband puts our kids to bed, and I hear my youngest calling for her bear. I liked your sweet response. I like the idea of a story told from the perspective of an infant, and although it seems like your child was a tad older (old enough to realize that stuffed bears don’t talk), it touched on those notes while still leaving a story to which many can relate. Nice job. Hope to see you back soon.

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