In case anyone has any doubts as to how Mate and I are made for each other, this conversation was overheard in my house this morning:
Me: "I had the dumbest dream last night."
"No, seriously--I dreamt that some totally random girl who knew you however dropped off her boyfriend's kid with us for no reason whatsoever."
"So, like that dumbass movie the kids were watching last night--you know, the one with 'the Rock'."
"Yeah--except the kid was little--he was all wrinkled and new and puketastic and everything--and he had the lamest name."
"How lame could it be?" (I mean, seeing as it was my dream and all, right?)
"It was Rabino Glen--how lame is that?"
"Well if he was brand new, we could name him something not so stupid, right? Like Kyffin Thane or something that didn't make the cut when we had the Cave Troll."
Me: "OMG...THAT is what I was thinking for the entire goddamned dream!!!!"
See? Made for each other.
And guys, I've got a question for you. It involves porcelain dolls. Uhm, would you give one to a two 1/2 year old, yes or no? Because my Aunt (the one whose gifts hadn't arrived on Christmas day) dropped off the kids' gifts the other day. Now, the Cave Troll got some very cool drum sticks that (get this!) play only on the ear phones, so we get to watch him spaz out to himself to music in thin air. Seriously--good times.
Ladybug? She got a porcelain Tinkerbell's Garden doll... uhm, bu the time I had figured out that it was porcelain, I was elbow deep in drumsticks (needed batteries) and the Cave Troll had DESTROYED the packaging for the DISPLAY ONLY porcelain doll. We managed to sneak the (breakable, exquisite) thing away from her and stash and display it in Chicken's room--where she's actually got a collection of such things--but it made me wonder.
When (and why!) would you give a porcelain doll to a preschooler? (To be fair, my aunt ordered it online--I'm not sue she could see the 'Collectible' label--it wasn't written very large on the box. She probably thought it was your basic babydoll... because by now, most people have figured out that if it ain't broke, it ain't ours!)