Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rubber lizards and nutzers

I've been reading several other blogs for sometime now. I enjoy learning about others experiences in the adoption community and in motherhood/parenthood, and also life outside all of that. I kept an online journal during our adoption of our daughter last year - but have taken the last several months to just live and not post updates. Now - I'm ready for a fresh start and new format.

I like the ideas of blogs ... you can solicit feedback from others with similar and different experiences. Or use them as an outlet to document the adventures, frustrations and general mayhem that goes along with parenting. I feel that this is similar to actually making a baby book in some sense. Anyway - it's the closest thing to a baby book that my children have. And - finally, the fact that our family and friends are spread out around the states motivates me to do this and give them a way to share some of the stuff that they aren't here to see in person.

So - here we go. Today's blog title is actually referring to my two children's favorite things. My soon-to-be 4 year old son LOVES rubber lizards. He recently declared to my husband that he is going to be a scientist when he grows up.

Daddy: Really, that's a great career. What will you research?
Son: Lizards
Daddy: Oh, cool. I think those type of scientists are called herpetologists. Maybe we should buy you a lizard as a pet soon and you can start to learn more about them.
Son: Oh - no, Daddy. I'm just going to study rubber lizards.
Important distinction. The job market is pretty narrow, but with the right planning and perseverance, I think he can make a go of it.
Please click to expand picture - note rubber lizard, clutched tightly, per usual in son's hand.

Our daughter is just 14 months. Aside from The Backyardigans, I think her favorite thing is her pacifier - known in our house as a "nutzer". There is a story behind that (nutzer) - but perhaps not so interesting as to take up time to write about it.

Note how nutzers really flatter any attire. And I know, I should have started this blog a couple days earlier on National Talk Like a Pirate Day. I would have had the perfect picture to go along with a pirate dedicated post.

I'm not sure of the format that this blog will take. I'm new at this and will have to find my groove. In the meantime, I'll share a couple more photos so that I can make it worthwhile for at least my family to log in and check it out.
Brother giving Little Bitty some love

Off to School

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Melany ~ where do you purchase the rubber lizards for your son? My four year old happens to be infatuated with them as well, but we are having a hard time finding them in any store?

Thank you ~ Megan M