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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Egg Babies and other terminology...



It is that time in 8th grade health again. Egg parenting. My daughter decided to have twins. They have names. She is fairly solicitous (although she *did* forget to bring them or make other arrangements for them during guitar lessons lessons today. Ooops). She is very funny - we were driving around earlier and I took a corner faster than she was comfortable with, and clutching her basket cried "Think about my babies!" They are to accompany her for another 5 days...

It was a bizarro day. Sun, clouds, sprinkles, downpours, sun, breeze... Petals and blossoms covering the ground. During the sunny interludes, the air was filled with cotton fluff from the cottonwoods - the only real 'snow' we seem to get here. I love it when the air is filled with things... Petals, leaves, fluff, small-winged-things... Feels magical. I want a 'term' for it. Air "decorations" is the closest I've come - but that doesn't really cover it. Other suggestions?

7 comments:

PG said...

This is such a great idea! what happens if they..you know..break?

That is a wonderful concept, air decorations...hmm. I want to think about this too. :)

Gina said...

What a lovely story about your daughter and her babies. I really enjoy your sky filled thoughts.

Gina said...

Wind bits?

andrea said...

How does it feel to be the grandmother of twin ... eggs? (And who do they take after? :) Do the boys have to do the same thing? My older son is also in 8th grade and I think it would do him a world of good...

tlc illustration said...

PG and Andrea - The grandmother tag is a bit disconcerting... I think they definately get their sense of humor from my daughter. :-)

Yes - the boys 'parent' as well. It's an equal-opportunity health class. (I believe if one breaks, you lose a LOT of points!! The teacher initials each egg so that you can't try to sneak a replacement in, in case of accidents).

Gina - I like that... "Wind bits"... Still doesn't quite capture the feeling it evokes for me. Will have to keep thinking...

Ulla said...

What a great experience for your daughter! Twins however are really really hard work... I have a number of sets of twins in my family, including my younger sisters... and even though I was only 10 when they were born, I can remember how overwhelmed my poor mum was!!!

A Slice of Life said...

I *still* have my egg baby! Her name was Shelly. :)

As for the bits floating around, I've always thought of them as Fairy Fluffs.