story time — curiosity + patience
The girls watched silently, waiting for the music to come closer. To their dismay, it stopped, and they were nowhere near figuring out where it was coming from. They first heard the music when the old dresser was moved to where it now stood in the sun room.
Not just one of them had heard it, they all had. It reminded Kit of the music box her grandmother once had. She looked all around the room, but there was no music box, or any other object that looked like one.
China’s eyes were big with wonder. The music had made her think of the time that the school had visited the big department store during the Christmas holidays. The teacher had wanted them to see the big window display with all the coloured lights and sparkling snowflakes. The elves had been busy in Santa’s workshop the happy music had filled the room as they happily hummed while packing all the presents for Santa’s big night.
Did it have something to do with the old dresser? If only they could get closer without making a lot of noise or drawing attention to themselves. They were supposed to be in bed. Ginger the eldest of the girls, was supposed to be doing her chores, but Kit saw her peeking out from the other room. Everyone was interested.
“Bedtime girls, I’ll be in shortly to say goodnight.” sigh, they knew that it would be tomorrow before they would be given a clue or information.. If Q was coming to tuck them in… that meant, it was going to be lights out. Scampering back to their respective rooms, they climbed back into bed. Being patient was going to be hard.
As Q tucked them in, she whispered “tomorrow is another day, you will have lots of time to explore and look around” China and Kit whispered as Q moved on to see Chen-May and Leonie “what Precept do you think will help us be patient and allow things to progress at their own pace” giggling China said, “Q is always reminding us of our lessons” with that, both girls closed their eyes and let their anticipation and dreams carry them into the magical land of sleep.
PL Principle #12 I will get up pleasantly in the morning
PL Precept # 16 All things progress and develop
Try smiling just before you go to sleep.. it works wonders…
nb* China and Kit are American Girl Dolls
Leonie and ChenMay (below) are MapleLea dolls (Canadian)