As it turned out...Alex attached himself to a lamb puppet named Sam (i named him. I was sleep deprived. Sam the Lamb it is.) and never wanted anything to do with the little bear in the blue jammies.
Mallory was born and around her 9th month she became the mother to the bear. She carried him everywhere and she loved him so.
I became concerned about keeping track of TWO lovies so I searched E.bay and found a second little bear in blue jammies. My thinking was that I'd have a back up if anything ever happened to the original bear. At this time, I also searched for a replacement Sam because if anything happened to him..we'd be in serious trouble because Alex is even more attached to Sam than Mallory was to her bear.
Turns out Sam was purchased at a Dollar Store and I could not find another one. I now watch this lamb like a hawk. I can't lose Sam!
Christmas 2008, the Elves came to visit and our little bear with the blue jammies was feeling neglected so he removed his clothes to draw attention to himself and from that day on he was know as
Naka Bee. Naka=Naked....Bee=Bear.
Mallory...the sneaky little thing that she is soon discovered the extra Bear and became the mother of twins. She took them everywhere and had to have them to sleep at night. The girl naka bee also lost her clothes and we were informed that she couldn't be a Naka Bee if she had jammies on.
Another little story...we were in a Hallmark in Milwaukee on vacation and she saw bigger bears in Blue Jammies on a shelf. There were too of them and she insisted that we had to purchase them. BOTH of them....they could not be separated. She called them....Non-Naka Bees, and she's never removed their jammies.
|2 Naka Bees and a NON Naka Bee|
The kids have been really good about keeping track of their lovies until recently. A few weeks ago, Girl Naka Bee was found outside of the apartment. She had jumped over the railing! It was a miracle that we found her.
The other day...the kids watched a movie on Netflix called Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure. It's about a bear that gets lost and a dog that searches for it. This should have been a premonition of what was going to happen.
Yesterday we lost Naka Bee for good. She went on a walk with us to find a letterbox and then she was with us when we went to the Lakewood Grill for lunch and that was the last time we saw her. We drove back to look for her...but she's gone.
iKeith is concerned that Naka Bee is going to succumb to the fate of another lost toy named Lotso (from Toy Story 3) and will turn to a life of crime and turning tricks since we lost her in a bar and grill on Colfax.
Mallory is devastated and I can't stop crying. I made this video...a Memorial to Naka Bee.