July 22, 2010
It was another wet and windy summer's day. Mummy Bear had run out of ideas and energy for keeping the little ones entertained.
"Mummy Bear, can we make ugly rocks?" asked Medium Sized Bear. Medium Sized Bear had been asking this ever since seeing Mister Maker, the crazy artist man on the telly, make them.
Mummy Bear glanced forlornly out at the lashing rain. "Oh, alright then. But you're not to make a mess."
Mummy Bear gathered together the paint and brushes while Medium Sized Bear and Baby Bear went out into the garden to find suitable rocks.
When the table and the little Bears were covered in spill-proof things, Mummy Bear started them off painting. They were being very well behaved Bears. Well, this isn't so bad after all, she thought to herself and wandered off to fold some of the many millions of clothes depressingly piled up in the laundry basket.
No sooner had she started doing this when, "Stop Baby Bear, stop," whined Medium Sized Bear.
"Mummeeeeeeee," screeched Baby Bear.
"What's going on?" asked Mummy Bear, slightly annoyed.
"Baby Bear keeps trying to use my red paint."
"Baby Bear, stop doing that. Use your blue paint," instructed Mummy Bear and she returned to her laborious chores.
Two minutes later: "Mummy. Mummeeeeeee," shouted Medium Sized Bear.
"Oh for f**k's sake," muttered Mummy Bear under her breath. "What is it now?" she asked, stomping into the kitchen and trying very hard not to be cross.
"He's doing it again. Look. My paint is all messy now." Baby Bear laughed. Medium Sized Bear let out a low growl.
"Right Baby Bear, if you do that again we'll have to put the paints away. OK? Now, paint nicely. Mummy Bear is trying to do some jobs."
No sooner was her back turned when, "Mummeeeeeeee. He's doing it again."
Mummy Bear was cross. "Baby Bear, that is the last time. Use your blue paint or I am putting the paints away." Baby Bear looked like a Bear who was intent on causing trouble. Mummy Bear gave him a hard stare and returned to dealing with her piles.
Five minutes later, Medium Sized Bear and Baby Bear were both howling in their bedrooms after the lovely morning painting had ended up with insults and punches being exchanged.
Mummy Bear found herself staring at a very messy kitchen table with paint and water everywhere and two partly painted rocks in the middle of it all. She wondered whether Mister Maker ever had this sort of problem, sighed, and put the kettle on. Her spirits were lifted slightly when she found a forgotten jaffa cake in the bottom of the biscuit tin.
Carefully crafted by Hot Cross Mum at 9:13 AM