Sunday, November 7, 2010

It takes three to tango

On Sunday, the cabin fever officially set in. It was day six of baby Ben's snuffy nose/cold, and I needed to see real humans. Chris Bunny and Baby Ben don't truly count. Mostly because I call Chris, Bunny, and Ben is a baby. And you should never take anyone seriously who has the word Baby, or Bunny in their name. Don't quote me on this.

Thank goodness Chris was home from work, so after lots of naps and nose blowing (Well, Baby Ben can't blow his own nose, so thats part of his whole issue) we bundled Baby up in lots of blankets and a super cute teddy bear hat, and took a walk to the Maitland library.
Now anyone who knows Chris and I, knows that we are huge book worms. Like super nerdy.

Once in the library Chris went towards his favorite section, and Baby Ben and I went to the Baby Books section. I picked out some cute books like "Ginger Bread Baby" and "My first alphabet" for the little Benny Bug. Each time I picked out a book Ben would inform me if he liked it or not by clapping his hands together. He seemed to be especially excited to read Ginger Bread Baby.
When it was time to go, I passed by a book that was called "And Tango Makes Three" about a family of penguins! Not only do I LOVE penguins, but the title reminded me of the saying I think is hysterical "It takes two to tango". So I grabbed it up and got so stinking excited to read it to Baby Ben that night.

I even told Chris on the walk home about the book, and he got excited to read it as well.
By the time we got home Baby Ben was grumpy, and hungry, so the book was forgotten in the midst of home made baby food and chicken veggie soup for Mommy and the Daddy-man. After bath time, Daddy Jim called, and after talking to him, and cleaning up after dinner, it was time for bed for the Benny bug.
After putting the Bug to bed, Chris and I sat outside with a glass of red wine, and I remembered the penguin book!

So while sipping the wine, I got the book and started reading it out loud (I know our neighbors think we're nuts!), just so we could practice reading it for Benny tomorrow.

Now, Before I tell you about the book, I feel like I need to inform you (In case you haven't read my resume) that I am SUPER DUPER unapologetically conservative. I've worked for seven politicians on seven different campaigns, and six of them were as conservative as it gets. One I'm pretty sure was an under cover democrat, but who's counting?

Ok, now that we got that out of the way, onto the book:
It started out as a sweet little book, about the central park zoo. Aw! Fuzzy little zoo animals are just so precious!
Then onto sweet little penguins. I got a little suspcious when the story started off with a couple of penguins named "Silo and Roy". "Silo and Roy?" I said to Chris Bunny. "Wonder which ones the girl?" As soon as the words came out of my mouth I skipped quickly to the last page of the book (Just call me Harry, Chris can be Sally, for all your When Harry Met Sally fans)
"Baby Tango lived happily together, with her two Daddy Penguins"

Before the last words were out of my mouth Chris let out a shrill little girl laugh, once he'd realized what he'd done however, he changed it to a deep belly laugh, glancing at me nervously out of the corner of his eye.
Lucky for Chris and his little school girl giggle, I was much to concerned with the fact that I'd checked out a gay library book for my precious baby boy!
I gingerly laid the book down on the outside coffee table, finished off my glass of wine, and decided I was going to let Chris pick out all of Baby Ben's books from now on. (Except, that little girl giggle was pretty gay..hehe...)

1 comment:

  1. Gay Baby Books! Wow! I am all about the don't hate campaigns and I try my hardest not to be too judging (I mean, who the hell am I to judge anyone?!?) but really gay baby books? Really? Me no likey. But, I suppose if I were gay I would want my baby to read things like this, except I would write them for baby gayby... Just sayin.