Many of our readers know Manny as my lovable little bear who travels wherever I go. Manny has been begging to go see Ute and her teddy bears in England for six months. Vince and I both agree that Manny is old enough now to travel on his own. Let’s see how he’s doing.
Mom: Manny, you are getting to be such a big boy now, we’re going to do an interview for all the readers about your trip. How are you feeling about flying out on your own to go see Ralph’s bear, Fanny, and Ute’s bear, Danny?
Manny: Mom, you know I’m sooooooo excited. I can’t EVEN sleep at night.
Mom: What have you done to get ready?
Manny: I had to get my Pawsport, and a suitcase at the Build-A-Bear Store.
Mom: Is that all you got there? What was it like at the store?
Manny: Oh, Mom, I just LOVED the Build-A Bear store! It was soooooo big! I got some cool sun glasses. I’m ready to go to the beach. Tell Ralph I want to go to the beach in Spain. I have a new beach ball and a beach bag, too. Mom, there were so many clothes in the store. How come I don’t have clothes?
Mom: They didn’t have any your size, Manny. Those clothes are for big bears. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Manny: Oh yeah, I got some of that, too. I love my red suitcase, Mom. And I love my sunglasses. Have you seen what’s in my suitcase?
Mom: Tell me.
Manny: I got a BIG jar of honey! I have my travel guide, and my Spanish English dictionary. And dad got me aspirin. What’s that for, Mom?
Mom: You may get a little nervous on the plane, so if you do, just ask the flight attendant for some water, and take one aspirin. I notice you packed your favorite doggie blanket. Sometimes it gets cold on the plane even though where you are going is nice and warm. Be careful not to lose it, though, Manny.
Manny: I’ll be careful with it. I’ll take it to the beach to sit on.
Mom: Hmmmm Hope Ralph has a big washing machine. What about presents for Fanny and Danny?
Manny: Silly Mom. You know I got them presents. You helped me make them presents. They are going to love them.
Mom: Are you going to tell everybody what you made?
Manny: Nope. They’ll just have to wait till I show them to Fanny and Danny!
Mom: Ok then, Manny. It’s time to get you to bed, so you’ll be ready to go. Tell everybody good-bye.
Manny: Bye everyone. See you in Spain.