Monday, March 16, 2009

Ode to Dr. Seuss...or...What Do I Call These Kids?

I wish that I had Duck Feet and I can tell you why. You can walk around in Duck Feet, you don't have to keep them dry. If I had two duck feet I could laugh at Big Bill Brown, I would say, you don't have duck feet these are all there are in town.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced /ˈgaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991). An inspiration to all who knew him. Or knew of him. And definitely all who read, read and will read his books. My friend Dr. Seuss. I love Dr. Seuss.

Don't know what got me thinking about Dr. Seuss this morning. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I want to come up with bloggy names for my kids. I seek inspiration from my collection of Seussology. (Greg, is this a word?)

What do I call the kids when I write about them on my blog...don't want to use their real names. With a readership of 756 it would just be too dangerous to put that much information out there. (No, I don't have a readership of 756. But a girl can dream!!)

The man is Cycle Guy. That one's easy. Because. He. Is.

I'm trying to get ideas from the Dr. himself.

My oldest may be Thing 1. But Blinn the shin pinner might work as well. Then theres the Fuddnudler Brothers (Bipper, Bud, Skipper, Jipper, Jeffrey, and Jud, and then theres Horatio, Horace, Hendrix, and Hud, Dinwoodie, Dinty, and Dud, Fitzsimmon, Frederick, and Fud, Slinky, Stinkey, Stuart, and Stud, and down at the bottom is poor little Lud) ~I can see the Fuddnudler pyramid just thinking about it. I also like the way Zizzer Zazzer Zuz feels on my tongue but he (it?) is kind of creepy looking. and checkered. No, we're going with Thing 1. or Lud. (come on admit it, you said Zizzer Zazzer Zuz out loud didn't you?!)

Daughter one is gorgeous. She's my beaner. She gets prettier everyday. If she keeps this up we really will have to have boys start signing their own bullets.

I was always beeny boots. Jenette her beeny boots to be precise. There's a whole song. Maybe someday my Mom will let me film her singing it and I'll put it on youtube. til then you'll just have to take my word for it. We all (each of the six kids) had a song. My Mom is the original Kool Aid Mom. (are you from the 70's? Three words. Kool. Aid. Mom.)

Boy number two will be Coolio. Because he's cool. (Well, that and because he wanted to choose his own name.) or Boogie cuz the boy can really dance.

Daughter two is Fashionista. period.

New Kid is New Kid. or The Guzzler. We love him. So cheerful, helpful and happy. He's good to have around. I am trying to get him to live up to his reputation of being the milk guzzler of the century but I think he still feels a little guesty. Hopefully after he's been here a few weeks he'll be more comfortable and drink us out of milk.

The dog is Braxton. Oh. he. doesn't. smell. good. The world around us is wet. The yard is wet. Braxton "uses" the back yard. nuf said. Wait maybe not...He also barks in the back yard. Not a puppy but he digs in the back yard. Pioneer Woman...want another one?

Family. There is nothing better.

Sometimes it takes a lot of work to remember what it's all about. And, sometimes I need a reminder. Here is today's reminder:

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Family:A Proclamation to the World


JoLyn said...

Love this Jenny! I'm going to start referring to them by their Dr. Seuss names. And I think your home should now officially be called Whoville.

And thanks for the reminder - it's really good when everybody is particularly annoying:)

Did I say that?!

Brittany, Dan, Kiera and Ethan said...

you really should be a writer! I love reading about your family! You do such a wonderful job as their mother and "stand in mother." I love you!

everydayMOM said...

I love the Dr. Seuss names!

I was thinking that maybe you should name them after bike parts. But then, I'm not sure your daughter would like being called "Banana Seat" or your son would want to be known as "toe clips".

What about 80s songs to go along with the "Jenny, Jenny" theme?? =] You don't happen to have a "Billie Jean", "Come on Eileen" or a "Jessie's Girl" do you? Maybe a "Too Shy", "Sister Christian" or "Born in the USA"? OK... I'm having way too much fun with this!

Jenny said...

EDMom, You crack me up. It must be the inner rocker in you!! Maybe we should call Fashionista Born in the USA. All the other kids constantly tease her that she was born in Canada. We only live an hour south, it could happen.

Dawn said...

Spoiled rotten doesn't mean she smells. She's a real cutie and everyone who sees her picture says she looks just like you did!! I don't know if I'll be able to remember all those names, but I love it all! I'm still getting used to Bondifaj! Fifteen going on 16 - just wait! She was born on our anniversary! Happy Birthday, Beaner! Thing 1 has to get in his hits because he doesn't have much time left to do it! I know! I know! Really, you are so proud of them all! And they are loved to pieces!!!

Janet said...

Thanks for your visit to my sight. I like your Dr. Seuss post. I write children's picture books, too. Hoping some day to be published.