We just finished reading our first Little House book. The little one is absolutely smitten with Mary. She insists we call her Mary all day. Her trusty sidekick doll is now Laura. She and "Pa" went out hunting for bear today in the swamp. I couldn't believe it, but they got one! Not only that, but they dug up some potatoes, cabbage, and onions from the root cellar. We were going to have a feast "Little House" style.
So I set to work, cooking up the bear meat (it was really beef, but shhh!) and making a cabbage dish that everyone would love. Mary and Pa did have to run to the nearest store for some ketchup, but they went on foot. Then we set down to dinner, grateful for this meal we all worked so hard for (even if only in our hearts) and enjoyed every bit of it.
Mary is now asleep, after a special made up Little House story. I'm sure we'll wake up tomorrow and do it all again. I just love where imagination can take us!