Thursday, December 11, 2008

Board Days and Imaginary Friends

Big Daddo sat on the edge of his seat. A large outdoor Glad trash bag hung from his knees.
Balls of silver and gold, red and green, candy canes stripes, poinsettia and Santa Claus flew through the air. Bows and ribbons still attached to some of these balls and some bows and ribbons laid upon the floor in neat little stacks or got stuck atop of someone's head.
Twenty-some-odd people. A family tree. Generations. Of Love, not blood.
I watched her, in her burgundy velvet dress and her little bare feet.
She silently slipped away, dragging her baby doll with her. Not the baby doll she had just unwrapped, but the baby doll she had always dragged around.
Without looking back, she crept up the stairs and then down the hall. I Indian-footed behind her. She went into my bedroom and climbed up my bed.
Just beyond the doorway I watched as she climbed up on my bed and sat her baby doll 'just so.' She was murmuring & I couldn't make out what she was saying so I listened with my eyes.
Pinky finger sticking out, placing imaginary things here and there, I realized she was having a tea party with her baby doll and imaginary friend.
She began to sing and this is what I heard.
'Happy Board Day To You. Happy Board To You.
Happy Board Day Baby Jeeeeeezus. Happy Board Day To You.
Now! Make a wush & bow out ya candles!''

Artwork by Sister Singleton


Orhan Kahn said...

That is adorable!

And it is so good to see a fresh post, your absence makes me sad.

Happy holidays (I do indeed hope you get some well deserved time off) and a very Merry Christmas to you. And a happy board day to Baby Jesus ;)

KarmaLennon said...

That is such a cute story!! :) I love love the artwork there, exactly something that would be hanging in my home. I hope you are well. Miss you. Love 'n' peace.

Maithri said...

What a beautiful story,

Wishing you and the vibrant circle of love that surrounds you,

deep peace this christmas my friend,

soft light, wild laughter, and winged joy...

Happy Christmas sister,


Dee said...

very sweet...
also, i imagine note to santa would be a best seller this time of year..?

The CEO said...

I enjoyed it a lot. Good to see you again.

skinnylittlesister said...

Orhan...Lol, yes the winter days are shorter, but my work days are longer. I'll get my time off in the summer! Miss you too baby love!

Karma...Hope Bammy is still treating you well! Lol, story and artwork are both inspired by those that were once little in my family.

Maithri....your words are always so beautiful. They linger in my heart. Thank you.

Dee...Lol, words on that piece are words really left for Santa by one of our little ones now grown! Everyone, including Santa, wants their beer ice cold! ; )

CEO...Thanks, just a quick bop in and a quick bop out! Been very busy...hope all is well with you. Much P&L!

kj said...

i'm glad to see your words back too, skinny. i miss you two.

what a sweet sweet story. you notice the world in this way. it always cuts through everything unimportant.

happy holidays to you and sister-love


skinnylittlesister said...

Thanks KJ...Left at 845 this morning and just got in maybe 20-30 minutes ago! My time is so limited and I am scattered like salt and pepper over a heap of potatoes! Thank you for the well wishes for my sisters & me. I have faith the holidays will be exceptional to you, my dear and open us up to a bright new year. P&L

she said...

~ just precious ~

keep 'em comin'

love, ~s.

Shimmerrings said...

How precious... thank you for sharing.

Mel said...

Awwwwwww.......she's precious. You're precious.

See how that works?!

Busy seems to be very popular this time of year.

<-- trying to be UNbusy
<-- *laughing* FAILING miserably!!!!

((((((((((( SLB )))))))))))))

Momentary Madness said...

Have a good Christmas.
Some things never go away.

skinnylittlesister said...

LOl, as the circle continues to grow, the stories continue to unfold...

Amazing that little girl now has two little girls of her own!

Lol, yes busy gets us this time of the year. I am like hashbrowns! Scattered, covered, smothered & done! ;)

Momentary Madness...
Blessed we are for the fond, peaceful memories. Merry Christmas to you too!

Day Off & Much To Do!
Peace & Love Everyone!

Dee said...

Hi P,
Just popping in again to say Happy Holly Daze! I have fond memories of Christmas shopping on the square with you and of making cheesecakes (I still have part of your pan to return!) I hope you will soon be enjoying some time off ~ have a great Christmas!

eric1313 said...

So glad to read your stories again.

The peace and love train is still rollin' down the tracks, and for that I am very happy to see.

And Sing's art always makes me smile. What a blessed circle of souls you all are.

Peace and love, friend. Missin' you all.

eric1313 said...

And a merry Christmas to you and your sibs.

Miss ya!

singleton said...

Gawd...I love you, girl! I'm smiling all over.....
We have the best memories in the world! Fairytellers don't have anything up on this clan! Priceless then, priceless now....

Reminds me of the "oh yeah, two little ( blank)....the old testament and the new testament!" moment with you know who!

I love,love,love you!

Mel said...

Joyous Noel, ma'am.

I do hope the holidays have been filled with much peace and love.