Thursday, February 23, 2006

A Note on Menudo

I love little Touchdown with all of my heart, but sometimes she baffles me to n0 end.

For two days now she has been carrying around on her thumb a small sequine that fell off her sister's purse. Apparently the sequine is named Menudo and it is her best friend. She took it to bed with her and to the bath and tried to feed it something for dinner. She is so taken with this little sequine that I am scared to vacuum him up.

Baby Indy is fascinated with it as well. After all, his sister talks to it and carries it around as if it was a puppy. Yesterday, I found Touchdown eyeing a little piece of string. Her next best friend? Who knows? I can't wait for the fight between the sequine and the piece of string.

What ever happened to dolls? Somehow I got stuck with Grandpa Nut, Perry the homeless man, and a sequine.


Blogger Marie said...

Little fuzz balls and pieces of lint are big here. I'm pretty sure my son has an imaginery friend named Thomas too. (as in The Tank Engine) He calls his name constantly, whether there's a Thomas thing in the room or not!

No vaccuming up Touchdown's best friend, Dad!! Though I bet you could find a look-alike in a pinch!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

A sequine huh? Well, you know what they say: "Diamonds are a girl's best friend."

Maybe this is simply a case of mistaken identity.

1:48 PM  
Blogger John Cowart said...

Is Menudo one of the Virginia Sequines? A fine old Southern family.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

everything is a treasure in her eyes.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Been there, done that. Zoe found one of those smooth oval shaped glass balls that people put in vases one day, she called it a "looker" and carried it with her everywhere. Have fun! And do yourself a favor, find a spare!

7:33 AM  
Anonymous The Wizard of Wilkeworld said...

I have hesitated to write this note, but I have an observation of life that may or may not apply here. Sometimes we do funny things to get the attention of people around us. As adults we do the same thing, only we have become masters of it, (so we think). If you think about it I would bet we all have our little attention getting habits, whether it is a temper tantrum, A secret admirer, a caustic remark, be it as it may. I am betting that touchdown, has learned two things, she can get attention by these imaginary people, or she is bored and she invents them to have something to do. In the child care business, we use to call these kind of things putting out fires. We became good at putting out fires, then when the fire was out, we rested waiting for the next fire. Then we realized that if we interacted with the children on a constructive basis often, there were less and less fires, and we were amazed at how fun our jobs were. If it applies, good, if it doesn't then just remember I am a old man, that is delusional in thought many times........

7:38 AM  
Blogger Wendopolis said...

Geeze, for a minute I thought you were going to say your daughter liked Menudo the band, from the 80's. Remember? ick. Yes, I'm weird.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should make sure you provide plently of art supplies for her. When she gets older encourage her to write. SHe has a gift of imagination and that is key to a great artist.

11:57 AM  
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8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When she was 2, my oldest had an imaginary friend that lived in her arm. Oddly enough this imaginary friend had the same name as a family friend's ex-husband. I don't think that they ever met, but they had the same name. Anyway, after a few months of pretty much ignore him (or her, we could never tell). It went away. But a fun memory, and I can't wait to tell all her future beaus. LOL. Fatherhood is great.

5:12 AM  

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