Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Almost missed it !!

Pant-cape Tuesday...or Tchewsday as Bob calls it.... I must make myself a reminder somehow for next year...

Last year, Bernie... one of the FDB (front door bench) bears wanted to be the one to give it a try when Bob put out the word he was planning this caper. He is usually pretty quiet, Bernie, ......but, .... wanted to step up and give it a go.  I think he read that little slogan .. you know the one...."do something brave every single day".

It was a bit of a disaster... him in his periwinkle "pants" and all.  In England, pants are underpants just in case you didn't know ..... go to this link if you want to see last year's frolic.... Scroll down to check out poor Bernie.
Last year he tried it off the back of the chair... but, had bigger plans for this year.  Well, higher at the very least.



















And, this year,  he said he wanted bigger, black pants.  Thought it would make him look tougher somehow (he's been watching Batman movies) ... ...and give him more confidence.. because last year ...welllllll..... let's just say things didn't go quite according to plan.  I didn't notice him digging through my drawers..hahhaha get it ..... ?   drawers  !   ..hahhahahhah...oh, sorry.... I'm as bad as Bob.....

By the time I got up this morning..he had already shinnied half way up the curio cabinet....  and definitely had the little bears pretty worried.
                                                           


















He slipped..... scared me.....



















... managed to 'right the ship' so to speak....















..barely able to reach the top on his tippy toes....

 Made it...and then, ....  crawled out to the edge...on his tummy ....  oooooh, that's a long way down.....















Realized how high he was and sort of hesitated....


















Percy, inside the cabinet, was getting really worried now ...



















Bernie launched himself off the top.... "mind that plant Bernie!!"  acckkk!  too near the bamboo plant...















...hung up by the cape.  A little help Mom?? kkkkchh.. please........kind of choking over here..... cacckk...



















I helped him down...but, it wasn't long before this.
I walked into the kitchen to get coffee and there he was ...on the hood fan... surveying the area for a safe landing spot.

Get off there!  There aren't any!

Mom.   I hafta do this.  For Bob.  Well, for my self esteem too ...



















Is that fear and trepidation I see in those eyes? ..... yeh, that would be my guess .... but, he wasn't backing down.



















He got down on his tummy again, crawled to the edge... checked out the area..... and before I knew it....



















..launched himself into the air.... I almost missed him with the camera !!  He flew!



















Only a short distance though.  His "cape"... ....somehow got hung up on the handle of the stove.



















mmmmmm...?? ... fmfm..... ?? MoMMMM>>>>>>



















Yeh, yeh...I know...... 'a little help'...... okay, I'm coming....
oh....never mind....it came unstuck ....whew.... hey, these feel kind nice as a hat....... soft and silky.....



















hahhaha.... look Mom...... "word" ..........








9 comments:

Annie said...

Love it love it love it. Please link it on my smiley post for others to smile too.
Hugs,
A x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Quite a day for your Batman Bear and glad that he did not hurt himself.
Gave me a smile today too, thanks.
enjoy the week
hugs
Carolyn

BeadedTail said...

We're glad he made it down safely! We were worried there for awhile!

Judi W. said...

The things our kids get up to!

Sylvia said...

Wow, Bernie is so brave indeed, Veronica !
Enjoyed this story, made me smile too :-)
Happy Valentine's tomorrow,
Sylvia

Twiglet said...

Brilliant!!! You would have loved the day we have had today Vee. Just 8 crafters enjoying a fab stitchy workshop - coffee and cake and all - fantastic. Think Annie will be blogging it. It's so good to spend a day with folks that love doing what we love doing. x Jo

Lin said...

VERY Cute! I love seeing his adventures today. And I'm glad he's back down safely!

Shashi Nayagam said...

I seemed to have missed all the action. Well done kiddo perhaps I will write to the Queen and ask her if she would give him a bravery award.

Jerry and Ben said...

A beary great pantz adventure Bernie! We hope you weren't hurt with all those falls!