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Our little son Benjamin is one month old tomorrow. We are absorbed in the parenting adventure, and my mind is largely occupied by the cuteness (and the occasional "gross-ness") of it all. To celebrate the cuteness, here is the most adorable page on the internet, which I just "stumbled upon":

Tiny Animals on Fingers

...is just what it says. Marvelous Flickr photo set of cute critters clutching to, and climbing over, our fingers, thumbs and pinkies. Click here to savour the whole set.. Be careful! It can give you "cuteness overdose" in a wink!

A few examples:

The moth above is not technically an animal, but it's verrry furrry nonetheless...

I can almost feel their little feet on my fingers. Wonderful sensation.

(images via 1, 2)

...but time to return to parenting realities:

Wry Baby will provide you with a handy chart to split your responsibilities (click to enlarge):

and will help you to reflect on the changes the baby has brought into your life:

And this brave Swedish company will sell you the "friendly pee- and poo- companions" as plush toys (to help parents psychologically cope with these "baby by-products", perhaps) -

Interesting things you find out when you have sons

I received this in my mail not too long ago. It probably has been around for some time, but I got a kick out of it. Especially since we have 2 boys now, and our oldest son is a wonderfully active 6 year old :)

You find out interesting things when you have sons, like...

1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3. A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6. The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.

8. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9. A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10. Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4- year old Boy.

11. Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12. Super glue is forever.

13. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15. VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18. You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19. Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20. The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.

21. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22. It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24. 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25. 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

By the way, the recent series of "Yes, it blends!" videos here and on YouTube, strikes the fear in my heart what kids might do with our blender... Better go hide it now, see ya in a bit...

One of Marilyn's childhood pictures? -

(image via)

Also read:
Nightmares and Joys of Parenting in 3 Parts!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should call ACS on this woman!

Anonymous Darin said...

what a cute animal.. very small, at least they wont bite!

Blogger kyle said...

moths are animals technically.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Moth is very much an animal.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Technically" is a word you should only use when you actually possess technical knowledge of the subject. Moths are technically animals.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to run out and get some brake fluid. 8-)


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