Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teaching a Pigeon to Count

On Saturday morning Mabel came toddling into her parents' room at 6:00,  just as I was waking too. We took our time having breakfast and getting washed and dressed, governed by that dreamy slow amiable way Mabel sometimes wakes up.

Just about the time full daylight arrived, she decided to teach The Pigeon how to count. This stuffed creature (based on the hero of a series of books for tiny children) entered Mabel's collection when she and her parents visited the New York Public Library gift shop.