At dinner last night, Teddy and I got some interesting (and very exciting!) news. Otter Keeper told us all about a room in the house that we didn’t even know existed: the attic!
The attic is the room right at the top of the house, and when it was built nobody remembered to build stairs up to it. Otter Keeper says the attic is very dark and is used to store things we don’t need but also don’t want to throw away. I can’t believe he’s only telling us about it now!
After admitting he’d been keeping the most exciting room in the whole house a secret, Otter Keeper then told me and Teddy that he would be going up to the attic soon to put some things up there.
At this point we left the table without asking, which got us into trouble – but Otter Keeper must understand that if we are all going on an Attic Mission, there will be a lot for me and Teddy to do! (I suggested that if he wanted to moan at someone, Giraffe had plenty of spare time at the moment. I’m not sure what he said after that, because by that point we’d already left the room.)
Teddy and I spent most of the next hour doing two things: first, hiding from Otter Keeper (who was running around, insisting we come back and finish dinner), and second, trying to hold an important Attic Mission planning meeting. Despite the logistical issues, Teddy and I have completed stage one of our plan: making attic suits!
Our attic suits are specially designed to help us see in the dark. I had to let Teddy use my Glowsticks because we only had one torch (and Santa brought it for me). I had been saving these for a special occasion, so I told Teddy he would have to pay me back out of his pocket money. Unfortunately, Teddy doesn’t get pocket money, but I didn’t think about this until after I’d said he could use the Glowsticks.
Teddy and I are now embarking on an intensive attic mission training schedule. Otter Keeper refuses to give us an exact date for the Attic Mission (he also refuses to call it a “mission”), but we suspect it won’t be long, and when it comes we must be prepared! We’ll keep you updated on our progress…this is going to be VERY exciting!