|Hi. I'm Dave.|
Dave is 7 years old, and was bought for Jack by Nana, when Jack was a new baby. Dave didn't always look so ratty of course. He actually used to be plush at one time, but Jack and Ella are HARD on everything. And by HARD, I mean, I tend to kinda think of them as THE DESTRUCTORS. Remember that scene from Ghostbusters, when the Demon urges the ghostbuster guys to "CHOOSE, CHOOSE THE FORM OF THE DESTRUCTOR," and then the first thing that pops in their brains will be the orchestrator of their demise? Yeah, well if I were "Dr. Raymond Stantz," I imagine that the first thing that would pop into my head would be an image of JACK AND ELLA, instead of the marshmallow man, and they'd ROAR AND RIP AND CRASH their way through my house faster and mightier than they are now.
But I digress...
|Oh look! It's Baby Jack surrounded by stuffies! (does every parent take this pic?) There's Dave, in the left corner of the photie, looking very plush indeed|
At first, Dave had no name. He was just one of many. But, when Jack started to talk, and talk well, this teddy bear became "BEAR" (whatever. The kid was a year old for crap's sake). Or, as Jack would say it; "BEH," because Nana used to babysit Jack while I went to work, and Jack quickly took on Nana's English accent. In fact, I still like to point out to Jack that there was a time he would say things like; "I have to go upstehs to find my BEH."
Is that only funny to me?
|Comfy Cozy. Can't look at this too long or I'll need a nap myself|
|Oh Lookit! It's Jack and his little cousin (6 months younger), plunked in the crib together. And there's Dave..I mean Bear. Cuteness factor is OVERWHELMING|
|why nap on your "big boy bed" when you can climb behind with your buddies?|
Bear had to go wherever Jack went. If Jack was going on a road trip, so too was Bear Buddy. Bedtime had to include Bear.
Bear had to come on vacation as well. In fact, forgetting Bear was never a freaking option. One time Jack left Bear behind an hour away from home after a family visit. The Man hopped into his car and made the drive just to get that Bear.
|Look, he's even in the family photo|
|there's Jack, and that same cousin from the crib, and of course, Dave. I think he was Dave by this point at least.|
|John, Jack, Roland, Dave|
|Dave, John, Roland|