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.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Jelly fish the same size as and octopus, cute one.

Bob said...

Jelly fish the same size as and octopus, cute one.

mayberry said...

You are one photogenic family, sealife and humans!