Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Nobody's house

There is so much to write about since my last post (my official last day at the office, Lolo's first birthday, a new pattern for Jujube & Lolo, and the insane snow accumulation in my part of the world) and I was going to write about Lolo's birthday, but got sidetracked by this morning's episode of Sesame Street ;0)


You see, my construction obsessed toddler was completely entranced by a little segment of a father building a green dog house with his daughter. Completely. Entranced. So naturally, I put Lolo down for a nap, raided the garage for packaging materials, found my glue gun in the basement and set up our kitchen for a dog house building/painting session for two!

And it was so much fun! We custom-built the house for his toy pup who had been referred to simply as "dog" ever since he joined our family way back in the fall. While we were painting, I tried my darnedest to explain that dog is what he is, and that his name is what you call him (ever notice how the simplest concepts are the most difficult to explain?!).

Well, Julian still didn't have any ideas and every name I offered just wasn't quite right for "dog". So we painted quietly for a bit and let it steep. Then suddenly, eureka!

"I know," he whispers, "we should name him, Nobody! My dog, Nobody!" LOL!!! It was all I could do to keep from rolling around the floor laughing. That boy just cracks me up! I bet mine is the only toddler on the block who's toy pup is experiencing an existential crisis!



Though I must say that I was amused but skeptical at first about Nobody's name, but after playing with him all day, I totally agree with Julian, "Nobody" is just right ;0)

Happy St-Paddy's day!

15 comments:

  1. Julian is so Adorable and smart too...what a lucky guy to have such a great mom.

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  2. Lovely Boy, so smart and sweet. And such a great house you two built for Nobody!

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  3. I can see why you didn't want to go back to a "job" love the slide show. Looks like Julian know how a house should be built with hammer, not glue. Thank you for sharing. Loved hearing your voice.

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  4. How cute, my son does some pretty cute things. I made him a boy doll and he calls him cutie pie, you see it on my blog. Thank Heavens for little boys huh?!!!

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  5. Our 4-year-old has a stuff animal dog that he named Dog. His moose is Moose. And the bunny rabbit is Bunny. He got a t-ball set for his birthday, and my husband asked him what he wanted to name his ball field. He thought for a minute and then said, "Ball Field." So that is what it is. Kids are just too funny!

    Tana
    www.life.tanapageler.com

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  6. Julian is absolutely adorable and kudos to you for stopping, finding the materials and building a project with him. Too often we tend to find ourselves saying "later" and later never comes. Enjoy your new JOB and your two wonderful boys.

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  7. I can see you're enjoying your time with your son as much as he is having you there. What a great little green house for Nobody. The naming process can be so funny ... Julian is certainly creative.

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  8. Your son is too cute. I once tried to explain the difference between the words you and me to my three year old son. Didn't work out so well...I think he's still confused. Love the dog house.

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  9. You have quite the little artist there! You guys did a great job on the house. The existential dilemma dog (maybe that should be his last name?) cracks me up!

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  10. As always, this kid is too darned cute! He could make you a fortune if you had any inclination of exploiting his beauty and personality. I know you wouldn't but you could - lol

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  11. Oh my goodness...that video is adorable! Julien is soooo sweet! It looks like he enjoyed making Nobody's house. What a good project to do with him.

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  12. Sounds like a great day! My little guy is a little young for that - but I do dream of days like that. (must remember to have glue gun on hand in the future.....)

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  13. Girly, I LOVE YOUR NEW SITE!!! JUST GREAT!!!

    Good Job My Dear!

    xoxox
    Marly

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  14. Nobody is the name of the dog?? wow that is the first time that I hear of a pet named nobody.

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  15. Really nice blog!!!really good information. Thank you for share. have a great day.

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