This weekend I asked for suggestions for this week’s Trifecta topic. Toenails, and later knees and elbows were the suggestions offered. Trifecta’s challenge for this week was to use the word flight, defined:
3a : a trip made by or in an airplane or spacecraft b : a scheduled airplane trip
I was only going to do this for the challenge, but it fits my Bedtime Story stuff too much to not put it in that category as well.
Please check all large trunks.
I was on time at first. In fact, I was a bit early, so I thought I’d grab a cup of coffee. As I started walking toward the coffee shop, something brushed my elbow.
Stop Daddy! That tickles.
You wouldn’t believe what it was. The biggest purple elephant I have ever seen.
There’s no such thing as a purple elephant.
I thought the same thing. I couldn’t imagine how it had gotten past security. Still, there it was, and that wasn’t the weirdest part…on its toenails were two pairs of dancing mice. I think they were square dancing, but I was so surprised I forgot to ask.
Silly Daddy, mice can’t talk.
Oh yes, I suppose they can’t talk. Hmm. Well, just as I was about to turn around and get my coffee, the elephant happened to notice the mice dancing on its toenails, and that’s when things really got crazy. The elephant screamed like a little girl.
I don’t scream!
Not tonight, thankfully. That elephant screamed like you did when you saw that spider. Then, he stood on his hind legs and started trying to shake the mice off his feet. Instead of flying off, they clung on for dear life and when he put his feet back down, they ran right up his legs, behind his knees…
Stop tickling me! Stop Daddy! Stop.
Then right up on his back. The purple elephant hadn’t seen where the mice went and he turned around and around looking for them. Finally he gave up and started walking back toward his gate, and the mice started dancing on his back.
Elephants and mice can’t be on a plane!
I hope the pilot noticed, before they all tried to sneak on board. So that, my princess, is why I almost missed my flight.
I love you silly Daddy.
I love you sweetie. Goodnight.
Your daddy is silly. Goodnight baby.
Sure beats traffic.