Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bedtime Bear's Resume - Monday Mission

BEDTIME BEAR

CONTACT: You can find me in The May Queen's bed, or sometimes stuck between the wall and the bed, and occasionally at the bottom of the toy box.

OBJECTIVE: To become real.

EDUCATION: Although I have no formal education, I am well versed in bedtime stories and songs, having listened to them night after night for nearly 5 years.

RELATED EXPERIENCE: October 2002 - September 2003 The May Queen's Main Squeeze
As The May Queen's Main Squeeze I have been key in establishing bedtime and naptime routines. I have helped to resolve many problems, such as hurt knees and toddler tantrums. I have also been a key conversationalist with MQ, either with the help of an outside voice or merely as a silent but active listener, helping her to develop social and language skills. I have also, from time to time, played patient to her doctorings.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: The rattle inside of me helps to give away the position of a hiding child, or alert parents to the nighttime wanderings of a child. I am blue, MQ's favorite color. My fur is a bit matted, but I am washable. I travel well, and am perfectly happy with a seat in coach or a place in the suitcase. I am soft and huggable. My feelings are not easily hurt when I am temporarily replaced by a flashier unicorn or giraffe, or given a new name. I am adaptable and resilient.

EXPECTED SALARY: Lots of love and hugs.


This resume is part of Monday Missions. If you want to play along with your own resume (funny, serious, anything in between...) put the link to your post into my nifty little Mr. Linky widget below. And be sure to mention the Monday Missions in your post, and perhaps even link back to here, so people can check out the other resumes. Maybe we can help someone find a job. ;) Next week's Mission is to write a post in the form of a rejection letter.


21 comments:

niobe said...

Very creative. I'm eager to see what others will come up with.

Chrissy said...

Impeccable resume. We do not have an opening for a teddy bear right now, but I'm thinking of hiring you specifically for nighttime wandering alert duty. Let me check your references and do a background check, and I'll be in touch.

Luisa Perkins said...

So cute! I'm sure he'll realize his aim someday soon.

Sober Briquette said...

Love it! I choked when I saw this mission. I guess I have return-to-work anxiet.

Mad Hatter said...

Hey, I work for lots of love and hugs too! Bedtime bear should consider motherhood as a potential career option.

Great job, PM.

Christine said...

i have an old octopus that has 34 years of experience. i am afraid he might be overqualified and a young thing like bedtime bear would blow him out of the water in an interview! LOL

ps send me an email. i can't find yours and i have a question for you my dear.
chrissygreen (at) frontiernet (dot) net

nomotherearth said...

His objective gave me a flash of The Velveteen Rabbit - my very favourite book of all time.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

This is great! Oh and, erm, I couldn't possibly participate in this particular mission at the moment as I've been spending too much time with it in "real" life.

Jennifer said...

This is adorable. I especially love the "flashier unicorn or giraffe" line.


(I'm afraid I'm a Mission failure this week. I had posted before I remembered The Mission, but it's probably for the best. My creative flow seems to be a bit stagnant right now. ;)

My name is Rima. said...

I loved the "Additional Qualifications" section. Very cute and clever.

jen said...

adorable. how you work your brains to do these missions always impresses me.

soccer mom in denial said...

How true, how true. Reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit - and Bobby the sheep, Luni the red dog and Tubby Bear in our house.

Oh, and I finally thanked you for the Nice Matters award today. And passed it along to two deserving folks. I have to admit, it is my favorite button. Now I've got to get it on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for thinking of me.

Bon said...

i love this...both the format, and Bedtime Bear's objective. sniff. to become real.

we should all have such good goals.

this was a great mission and i've never done one and now i want to but i need to go to bed...

mmm...how do we find out (asks the dimwit) about next week's?

BipolarLawyerCook said...

I love this-- outside voice or as a silent listener!-- very creative!

My two bears who sit on my bedroom bookshelf are jealous.

alejna said...

That was very cute. That bear sounds very qualified, especially for the requested salary.

(You know, I considered writing a toy resume, too! I also considered writing one for The Cat in the Hat.)

Thanks for putting this together once more!

Jen M. said...

I have GOT to remember to do this! You have so many good ideas! Okay - next Monday...

Aliki2006 said...

I love it! And I love poor bedtime bear--I'd give him a job in an instant.

slouching mom said...

Aww. This is GREAT. And so clever.

SusieJ said...

This is very direct, and to the point. He's hired.

Emily said...

Now, is he temporarily replaced, or are more animals simply added to the sleep population? Animals never seem to move out of beds in our house -- more just move in.

I loved this -- such a creative post.

blooming desertpea said...

You are soooooo smart!