Thursday, February 21, 2008

Introducing Rambo and Simba...

Sometimes I wish I had a girl.. All through my pregnancy I wished and wished and even lovingly picked out a name for a girl.. But DH insisted that we pick out a boy's name and we argued till the last minute to find that. And lo behold a boy was born! And what a boy.. one who dislikes anything girlish.
I wanted him to enjoy stuffed toys like I did.. but all he did was play basket ball with them using his erstwhile cradle as the basket. I shed tears for my much loved stuffed animals. After a while, even that got boring and all the toys were relegated to the book shelves around the house! We then moved and landed soft toy less in the United States.
But one day as we were walking through Walgreen's he asked me for a brown doggy.. it was so adorable and I was really surprised at this request. So much so, I immediately complied. The doggy was named Fluffy and enjoyed the status of the favorite toy! It even accompanied him to bed for a couple of months. So much so when we moved cities, I brought Fluffy on the plane with us. But that was the end of the Fluffy era.
Meanwhile, a relative had gifted a lion and a tiger to the li'l chatterbox and they were named Simba and Rambo. But had been relegated to the book shelves too during the Fluffy era. After the Fluffy era two small teddy bears were bought and named Cuddles and Mr. Brown and with them started a collection of an assortment of Stuffed Animals - There is Hoppity the Frog, Dino the dinosaur, Squiggly the Panda, Bambi the Deer, Jumbo the Elephant and many such animals...
But none have made it to the toddler bed. Now Mr. Brown and Cuddles do visit occasionally and they are so small they are lost almost soon after they make it to the bedroom. Then there is a huge Power Ranger that keeps Nantu from banging against the wall.. but no more cuddling stuffed animals to bed!

I have all but given up and this Valentine's day I picked up a teddy bear for myself and Nantu showed marginal interest in it for a day.
DH asked "Shall I buy you a big teddy bear?"
Nantu replied "No.. Big teddy bears are for girls"
Aah.. there we go again!!

Oops .. I got carried away again and forgot the purpose of this post... Rayshma adopted a pet tiger - Kyra and Nantu and I enjoyed looking at Kyra on Rayshma's blog..However poor Kyra hasn't made many friends yet.. So we decided to introduce to her Rambo and Simba of the Nantu household. Kyra beware they do argue a lot, but they are the cutest!! And since they arrived have been inseparable.. so its like a befriend one get another free offer.. can you resist that?? Besides the little boss thinks "They will be sad" if separated!
Also.. they love to romp about .. but lately they have been relegated to the window sill to watch the lawn mover (since when did they start moving the snow you ask? I don't know must ask the boss!!). So I am sure they will appreciate having another friend to romp about with!!
Rambo and Simba meet the friendly and cute Kyra and have a fun time all of you!
As for having a boy child.. in retrospect its probably a good thing. This way I have no competition as long as the stuffed animals don't morph into basket balls!!
[Edited to add:
I have started a new blog.. yes another one! This one is called Confessions of a Closet Geek.. Some Geeky confessions by 2 geeks me the Closet Geek and the Reigning Geek my husband! What that means is that I sometimes steal his thoughts too. Today I have written there about a pressing issue.. Global Warming. Do Read!
Meanwhile, I think I am going to quieten down a bit now.. I have been spewing out blogs so fast my mind is reeling.. and frankly I am scaring myself!! So taking a short break from blogging for now!! Will be back to torture you after a breather!!]

20 comments:

rayshma said...

aww.. .this is SO sweet! thank u SO much!! :)
they're wonderful.. and kyra LOWWESS them!!! she looks happy already! :)
and heyy... she's quite the devil, if u ask me! :D so i'm sure they'll have a wonderful time! :))

rayshma said...

i must tell u.. kyra, like me, LOVES all good deals.. and this one is irresistible! :D and of course, d more the merrier, eh!? :)

Preethi said...

Rayshma - Anytime.. we love pet animals.. so couldn't resist making the best deal!! The more the merrier? lady you talk because you don't yet have kids.. and don't know a thing about double and triple trouble!! lucky you!

Thinking aloud said...

sigh..did i tlll ou about my big bag full of stuffed cut etoys...i once gave it to my boys to play but never again..the manhandling those cuties got was too much for my heart to bear....so its back in the bag waiting to be given way to my darling niece..(the only gal among their cousins..!!!)

rambo and simba look very cute...good pairing for pesky kyra...i loved t name sof teh toys..does nantu come up with them?

2 B's mommy said...

oh no, you go away just when I come back from my break :-(

Have a nice rest/breather, I will read the posts that I have missed untill then.

Preethi said...

Suma - He does.. some of the names have Nantu written all over it.. don't you think?? I do get to suggest occasionally but usually my names lack in imagination!! :P
2BM - Welcome back.. have missed you.. waiting to read your updates :)

Whitesnake said...

I have a son.......

Never EVER seen Him.....

Not even when he was born ...
No idea what he looks like all i know is he is 7 years old.

that's all I know!

Preethi said...

Steve - Kids are the best thing that can happen to us.. I hope you will get to see and know your son.. he is the most priceless thing you possess!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

We have a little zoo collection in the Cantaloupes's household... I am sure all the animals will be pleased to play with Simba and Rambo... especially Bhallu the bear.

Thinking aloud said...

Please do torture us...i've got used to the post-a-thon...:D

karmickids said...

Okay now, break over come back.

Swati said...

No break please ..

Preethi said...

Kyra looks cute cute cute.... And all the names you've chosen squiggly, fluffy, cuddles, Mr. Brown! he heeee loved them.... will chk ur other blog too...

Preethi said...

CA - Oh yes we will love to meet Bhalu :)
Suma, Kiran and Swati - Thanks for checking in. I am all blogged out.. will be back soon :)
Preethi - Oh yeah I love the names too :)

Aryan said...

wow that was a good move...I really liked rambo and simba...I am back and you are on break???
Ok come back soon..
Aryan's mom
Need to see your new blogg....

Bird's eye view said...

I really wanted a girl the first time and was so disappointed in my chubbocks...I thought, when we had a girl, that this was something I'd really enjoy - the dolls, cuddly toys etc, but ohno, my Puddi's a tomboy!

Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

This is the cutest blog ever :D loved it. . .A blog for the teddy world awwwwww

Preethi said...

Aryan's mom - Welcome back.. been missing your comments :) I like Rambo and Simba too they are good fun
Bird Eye View - Oh poor you.. but then tom boys are good fun.. I was one myself.. but still loved stuffed toys!! :)
Vish - I knew you would like this :) Nantu is waiting to come there and name all the stuffed animals there.. then we can make a follow up post!! hehe

Solitaire said...

I have a question for you, if you do not mind.

How did you feel when the boy was born? I am very adamant about having only a girl. I have always dreamed about having daughters and cannot envision a son, as strange as it seems.

I am thinking too much into the future, I know. Cos here I am, not even committed to anyone yet but still...curious.

I know you are off blogging, so when you return and read my comment, can you please leave me a comment on my blogger page?

Preethi said...

Solitaire - you do worry don't you.. there is no way you can feel anything but joy even if the child is a boy.. I wouldn't exchange my son for any girl in the world. I hope that answers your question.