Introducing Rambo and Simba...
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!!]