Capt. Adorable, our 2 1/2-year-old grandson, is grinning because Kacky (me) unearthed some treasures for him as I was packing up/cleaning out our house for our move next week. Remember Beanie Babies? Remember McDonald’s Teenie Beanies? For some reason, when my daughters were little we went Beanie- and Teenie Beanie-crazy and collected them feverishly. And then put away childish things. Far back in a closet that hadn’t seen the light of day for years. So when I finally realized what I had, I knew the Captain would love them. I mean, a bag full of mommy and baby whales and zebras and kitty cats and doggies and ducks and squirrels … what 2 1/2-year-old could resist? Or 53-year-old Kacky? Or 26-year-old Mommy? We had a great time playing with them, and the Captain decided that the “o-tu-puss” was his favorite. Beanie and Teenie Beanie Babies were supposed to be great investments, but I think we all know what the real investment is here: Priceless grandbaby love!!!
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I'm a freelance writer, editor and marketing consultant focusing on style, history, food and the arts in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. I'm also an adjunct journalism instructor and writing coach. My husband is a newspaper sports editor, and he and I are from middle Tennessee. Older Daughter and her husband, an artist and high-school art teacher, live nearby with our three young grandsons. Younger Daughter works in PR and event planning and also lives nearby. View all posts by shoalswriter