The Newest Family Member

One of my good friends went to Thailand to do humanitarian work several months ago.  Being the sweet darling she is, she brought back a hand-made dinosaur for Tornado E and a hand-made water buffalo for Tornado S.  Tornado E adores Toothy, sleeping with him every night.  But the poor water buffalo got the short end of the stick since Tornado S’s true love is his blanky.

Today Tornado E was playing with the water buffalo, playing with the horns, singing his version of “Where is Thumpkin?”  Then Tornado E left to keep his daddy company as daddy dressed.  Lucky daddy; they don’t bother him when he’s in the shower.  I walked in a minute later to put some jewelry away as the boys tend to sneak into the boxes and play with them.

The Husband: Tornado E was just telling me that he wants the – what do you call this?

Me: A water buffalo.

The Husband: Right.  Tornado E doesn’t want another baby.  He wants us to raise the water buffalo.  It’s going to need food and love, and it will get bigger.

Me: Really?

Tornado E: And he’s name is Horny!


Me and The Husband: What?

Tornado E: His name is Horny!

Tornado E smiled at our hooting laughter and his cleverness.

(And I bet you thought I was talking about the Munchkin.)

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7 Responses to “The Newest Family Member”

  1. ymK Says:

    Hahaha that is one great name! Now wait till he calls him out at the mall or the grocery store.

  2. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    I love this story. Just like Nap’s anecdotes about Peanut, I look forward to hearing all of the crazy talks you will have with your boys, who are preparing (consciously and unconsciously) to have their little worlds turned upside down by a very small, very un-returnable tyrant.

  3. insider53 Says:

    That boy is a comedian. He cracks me up.

  4. faemom Says:

    ymK~ Let’s it’s with me and not The Husband. I don’t embarress easily.
    Ink~ I know.
    TKW~ Thanks. It’ll be interesting to see as we haven’t told them yet. All they know is Mommy is sick and tired and they get to watch WAY more tv than usual.
    insider~ It runs in the family.

  5. Gibby Says:

    So cute! Horny, I love it.

  6. faemom Says:

    I know. It’s pretty cute.

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