Monday, May 21, 2012
What Every Mother Wants
My Mother's Day gift from SwingDaddy and the boys arrived today. A giant blue plush jellyfish to join our octopus! We had a lovely, huggable evening. Since we've been calling the octopus a "he," we've decided that the jellyfish is a "she."
Thus, our sealife follow the gender color conventions from the 19th century, when blue was a girl's color (associated with the Virgin Mary) and pink was for boys (since it was similar to red, a power color.)
Buster couldn't pronounce the word octopus two years ago, when our plush friend arrived, so he said, "o-pus." He's got octopus mastered now, but he's still got the cute toddler L-W inversion, so our new friend is a jewee-fish.