Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fickle, Fickle Reindeer

I think this guy looks a little moody.

I find it irritating that Rudolph’s little classmates “used to laugh and call him names.” I mean, sure, there are bullying and Mean Deer situations everywhere, and a story wouldn’t be satisfying without overcoming some kind of obstacle. The part that really annoys me is that Santa comes along and praises Rudolph, and “then all the reindeer loved him.”

What dorky followers they are! Acting like a pack of sheep, or I guess weindeer, as Q-ster would call them. It’s a good thing I’m not in charge of the preschool sing-along.

In unrelated news:

- Buster has learned to crawl backwards, which is really cute until the point when he discovers that he’s farther away from his goal than when he started and starts yelping for assistance. We’re hoping that he doesn’t gain full direction on his mobility until eight days from now, saving us from having to fence off the Christmas tree.

- Just heard at work today that donations made to the food bank this holiday season will not only be double-matched by the Company, but also matched personally by the Chairman of the Board. So, the humble gift we made is actually a 4x donation!


Mamacita Tina said...

With such temptations in front of him, you know forward movement is only a matter of time. But still hoping you get at least 8 days.

It's wonderful to hear your company is so generous in such hard times.

mothergoosemouse said...

You know who really ticks me off in that show? Donner. And Santa too, come to think of it.

kittenpie said...

You're totally right, it makes me nuts too - especially since, let's face it, if we are talking about man deer, they are way more likely to turn on him even more for being a teacher's pet.

And wow, that's great matching! That would encourage anyone to give.

Mayberry said...

I made the mistake of signing Rudolph with my kids with the extra words ("Like a light bulb, "like Monopoly"). When I got to "like Columbus" I felt compelled to launch into a whole explanation of colonialism.

tali said...

My boss's little one is about the same age as Buster, maybe a bit older, and she has figured out crawling in all directions except forward =) I think she may have recently figured out how to turn around and scoot backwards in the direction she wants to go though - rowboat style! Here's hoping you get your 8 days of limited mobility =)

Amber said...

Crawling in any direction is a big deal. Way to go, little guy!

And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the tree.

Damselfly said...

Poor Rudolph. And his own father is part of the problem, if you ask me.

How nice of you to donate to the food bank! It's great to hear the company is matching donations too.

You know, I had completely forgotten about backward crawling! It's cute but, of course, so frustrating for the little guy.

Christina said...

That's awesome that the food bank donation has turned into a 4x donation!

And crawling backwards? So cute, although it must be so frustrating for him!