Jelly Bean has never named any of her toys. Often she’ll just call animals by what they are, as in the case with “Monkey Friend.” Or the toy will already have a name, such as Theodora the teddy bear.
But, at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, she finally got the chance to name a toy.
While they were baby-sitting her, Grandma and Grandpa took Beanie out to Target, where they found a good-sized stuffed horse. Beanie loves horses, so this was a must-have.
When we came to pick Beanie up, she was sitting on the floor, feeding this horse the cloth carrot that came with it. Curious as to what Beanie’s reply would be, my mom asked her, “What is the pony’s name?”
Beanie thought about it a bit. Then she answered, with all the confidence in the world:
My mother started laughing so hard, that she had to leave the room.
Rob and I, questioning Beanie’s resolve with the choosing of this name, has frequently asked her about her pony’s name. Her answer is always the same.
Last weekend, when it was time to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, Beanie started jumping around, excitedly. “Pony time!” she exclaimed. “By the name of…Raw Meats!”
Gotta love that kid.
Beanie also got a very epic tricycle, from Harbor Freight. She has been learning to balance on a bicycle, but her distractibility and lack of leg strength have made it difficult. We found this trike, which is designed for older kids, and able to go off-road quite easily. It looks cool, and we think it will help her build up her leg muscles.