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WWYD? The Saga of the Family Tuna

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PomBearAtTheGatesOfDawn Tue 27-Sep-11 19:43:08

Bit longwinded but anyone who bears with me can have wine and thanks
DD has a toy caterpillar named Sydney Tuna, she liberated him from a car boot sale when she was just gone 2 and has adored and worshipped him ever since.
Last Christmas Santa brought his mummy, Mrs. Mabel Tuna, to live with us. She had missed Sydney since he went to seek his fortune, so had written to Santa to ask him to find Sydney, and Santa gave her a lift to our house on his sleigh. Cue rejoicing and carolling and so on....
DD now informs me that this Christmas, Mrs T and Sydney are writing jointly to Santa to find Mr. Tuna, who rejoices in the name Miguel apparently, and is in the army, fighting for the peaceloving resistance caterpillars who want to stop the slaughter between the marmite and the maple syrup factions I kid you not AND I kept a straight face wile DD told me all this
So... and if you're still with me, a thousand thanks... I can lay my hands on a caterpillar identical to Mrs. Tuna, but how can I make him look like he's been liberated from the army/prisoner of war camp/somewhere else suitable to have kept him away for a long time? I thought about him having been kidnapped by Pirates to explain where he's been all these years, and that was when DD came out with the stuff about the army... any suggestions? DD is 9 and I think this could be the last year for Santa for her, we've had some pointed questions that I have so far lied my way out of managed by the skin of my teeth, so I want to do Mr. Tuna's homecoming right...

JingleBelleDameSansMerci Mon 26-Dec-11 18:49:46

How did I miss this?! It's wonderful. smile

Wigeon Mon 26-Dec-11 19:04:45

<delurks> - was just wondering what had happened with Miguel and found a thread pointing to your update - horray!


Brilliant! Can't wait to see some photos.

Wigeon Mon 26-Dec-11 19:05:11

Sorry - smile not fsmile

EcoLady Mon 26-Dec-11 19:28:14

Great news. Your DD will have to write all of this down when she's older - no-one will believe her!

SantasStrapon Mon 26-Dec-11 19:38:11

Ahh, that is fantastic, can't wait to see the photos.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Thu 29-Dec-11 21:55:09

Can we have photos soon?????

PomBearAtTheGatesOfDoom Mon 09-Jan-12 12:36:04

Two new family pics
sorry it took so long.

wipeyourpaws Mon 09-Jan-12 15:10:51

Hurrah ! He looks so happy to be back with his family ! Have a wonderful new year !

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 14-Jan-12 00:36:26

Lovely ending grin Thanks, PomBear.

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