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July 30, 2004

Bunny Lumpkins

Jack tends to wake us up somewhere between 5 and 6 with a bloodcurdling cry. It’s always a blend of “I’m starving!” with a dash of “My pants are FULL!” In the moments after fetching the bottle and changing his pants we’ve taken to climbing back in bed with him and feeding him while the two of us give him the once over. (To make sure that overnight he didn’t grow horns.)

It’s usually a quiet time. Tosca will jump on the bed to check things out and will usually lay down with one paw alongside Jack. (Aida still views him with curious contempt.) One of us will talk to Jack depending on who is the least ruined from the multiple wake ups the night before.

On Tuesday Fabulous Babe was talking to Jack and through the haze of my coma I heard her call a name I hadn’t heard before: Bunny Boy.

For the rest of the day I was haunted by visions of Ralphie from “A Christmas Story in his bunny suit.” Our poor Jack was being forced into a horrible bunny suit by his loving mother. When I got home I mentioned my fear and Fabulous Babe responded with: “I’ve never seen that scene and I don’t care. He’s still my Baby Bunny.”

What this means is that she’s saying “I made him. I carried him. I gave birth to him. I’ll call him darn well anything I want to.”


Wednesday and Thursday morning saw FB using “Baby Bunny” again and again. Then this morning she upped the ante.

“Come here little Bunny Lumpkins.”

I asked FB if this meant that we would be having “B. Lumpkins” sewn on the back of his hockey jersey in 3rd grade or if we were going to shorten it to “Bun Bun” by the time of his Senior Prom. When she started laughing I continued my rant. By the time I ended she was laughing so hard she was crying and began smacking me claiming that I had to stop because all the laughing was hurting her incision. I think I've managed to convince her to hold off on additional names.

Unfortunately it means I'm stuck with "Baby Bunny" and "Bunny Lumpkins" for the time being. *sigh*

Posted by Jim at July 30, 2004 07:46 AM