Monday, June 04, 2007

LO's newest pets

I am not sure if these are a big thing for kids everywhere but Webkinz seem to be all the rage here in South Florida. They are sort of like beanie babies but you get an electronic code with each animal which allows you to go on their website and play with your virtual pet. And of course I could never allow LO to be the kid at school that only has ONE of them.

It should come as no surprise that her naming trend has continued.

She wanted the white dog to be a girl and while she was thinking of a girl's name she quizzed me, "Mama, what's Abraham's wife's name?" She caught me off guard and for a second I thought it was a trick question. Yep - she named her "Sarah".

She named the panda "Moses" and Moses came to shul with us for Shabbat. The Rabbi got her to call him "Moishe" and he pointed out to her that he had seen Moishe shuckling. She believed him and was like a proud mother that her little panda knew how to daven. It was too cute.

And the latest addition to the family is the Pug. I keep thinking maybe she'll start naming them names like "Fluffy" or "Rover" or "Precious" or something like these typical pet names but no, not my LO. She named this little guy "Eliyahu" and everytime I see her playing with him she is usually singing or humming "Eliyahu HaNavi".

Oy, what could possibly be next? Anyone want to offer up some suggestions?

(Best friend El and I looked at a photo of her family from the early 1900's and chose Gittel and Yehudalaya but LO was not too fond of those.)


Another meshugannah mommy said...

Meshugganah girlie has Softie and Snowball - my son has the lion and a dog. My kids are totally obsessed with these guys...

Jack's Shack said...

Thus far we haven't acquired any of them.

El said...

...and then there is my daughter D. True to what best friends would do D named her Panda China and one of her monkeys Bonsai!!! Yep, my little one would never think of a Jewish name, although I don't know why b/c her name is very traditional and Hebrew. It might be because of old family names like sheshehooda and Gittle. I sometimes thinks she believes she too is a Chinese Jew! Well to tell the truth her hair is always pretty much like Lo's hair....although now I understand that when I pick up Ori-yenta this afternoon I will see that her new "do" is like Dina's. Unfortunately, I did not get that gorgeous stick straight, thick and shiny black hair. ...maybe next time around.

RaggedyMom said...

Ann is partial to calling her dolls "Baby" and "Dolly" though Andy thought she was calling her "Challie" and immediately set off to the kitchen to look for some challah rolls. Another one is called "Baby Ashira."

RaggedyMom said...

Though I should mention that those names refer to regular dolls and not the same cuties that LO is holding!

Katfarmer said...

We used to name the stuffed animals after the people that gave them to us. Now, its the latest cool name or some other such nonsense.

For Hebrew names, how about Keshet (rainbow) or Vered (rose) or my personal favorite as a Katmama, kitsat (a little) which always makes me think of a kitten sitting.

As a Jewish Mom who was reproducively challenged came very close to getting my own LO, I just want to tell you how much I love your site.