Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Determined and Devoted

Once upon a time...

Mama Robin builds a beautiful nest and lays four perfect blue eggs. The four eggs hatch, but the very next day a predator comes along and decides to (gulp) eat those little hatchlings for lunch.

Mama Robin flies away very sad, but remembers her beautiful nest. A few weeks later, she comes back to her nest and lays two perfect blue eggs.

Mama Michelle tries to keep predators away by opening a huge patio umbrella so the hungry predators can't find this little Robin family. Mama Robin is happy. Mama Michelle is happy.

Baby Robin can't see anything at all, but knows his loving Mama Robin will be there to protect and feed him. Baby Robin is waiting for his little sister to hatch. And she does the very next day.

Just after hatching, big storms come to town. It rains and rains and rains.

The rains finally stop so Mama Michelle can peek in on Mama Robin's babies. My goodness, they have grown so much!

The baby Robins don't move while their picture is taken. They don't want anyone to know they are there. Shhhhh. We won't tell anyone, will we?

If you listen very carefully, you will hear Bold Baby Robin say, "Hey! My Mama's gonna get you if you don't leave us alone. You hear me? I'm serious!"

Baby Robin doesn't realize that Mama Robin loves Mama Michelle. Really.

The very next day, Bold Baby Robin jumps out of the nest, onto a patio chair, and listens to his mama coaxing him to a nearby tree. His little sister soon follows. Mama Robin is seen carrying worms back and forth to her little fledglings who are now learning to fly.

Just yesterday Mama Michelle saw Bold Baby Robin. He looked at her very sweetly as if to say, "Hello! I know you! Mama says to tell you, 'Thanks so much!'"

And that, my friends, is the story of a determined and devoted Mama Robin and her little family.

The End.


  1. Michelle -
    Did you know you could write children's books? Really, this is a prize winner! I think you should put it into print, and work on more :D

  2. Oh, and I want the first copy :D
    Love you!!


  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That almost made me cry!!!!

    I'll take the second copy, please! ;)

  4. I'm thinking the photo story Melanie and Anna made would sell thousands of AG doll books!

    I'm glad you liked the story...your comments made me smile :o)