Jace and I realize that when we go pick up this little bundle of joy, the three of us will have very little in common. We won't eat the same food, or enjoy the same TV shows or movies. We won't look anything alike, our hair will be different colors, our eyes will be different colors, and our skin could very well be different colors. We won't really even speak the same language. So we are researching ways to bridge that gap. Find a way that we can bond with our little Tator-tot.
So after doing some thinking, we decided that we wanted to get our little one a stuffed animal. Something that screams our personalities and things that we enjoy, and something that will be just between the three of us. I think we have succeeded! I'm so excited to introduce "Hugsy."
He is a sweet and loveable penguin, fashioned in a lovely red vest with a hat and scarf. Now I'm fairly certain that there aren't any penguins in Taiwan, and the only ones I've ever seen in the United States have been at the zoo…so we sort of have that in common, hu? Ok…so maybe there are penguins in the Taiwan zoo too…anyway, the plan is to take Hugsy to Taiwan and give him to our little Tator-tot. The first present from his/her new parents. Then Hugsy and Tator-tot will live happily ever after in our home.
Note to all interested parties: I'm not planning to do the nursery in Penguins or any other furry creature. This is just a gender neutral gift that we bought the child so that he/she will have something to talk to on the plane ride home or whatever. And it is a great way to introduce the kid to our favorite TV show of all times! (for those that don't know what I'm referring to….I'm so very sorry). If you have a child of your own, we would love for you to go and fashion your own Hugsy, just like ours, but if you wish to buy our Tator-tot a gift, please steer clear of all stuffed Penguins, he/she already has one, and that's all he/she will ever need.
PS: A special "Thanks" to Aunt Tricia…you are the best!!