Are there pink spiders?

by doodaddy on August 28, 2008


My new pet. I hope they don’t stay that big… I’m not sure Working Mom (or the cat) would approve.

The pink obsession continues, so I was pleasantly surprised on the way to the zoo the other day when Boo told me out of the blue (a.k.a. “out of the not-pink”):

“Green light means go!”

I found that refreshing, because up until last week, the color “green” (and, in fact, all non-pink colors) was called “dark.”

So I decided to push for some more color responses: “Good job, Boo! Now, what color light means ‘stop’?”

“Dark pink!”

I’m reassured (a little) by the fact that Boo’s decidedly non-gender-stereotypical love for bugs continues, as evidenced by our first stop at the zoo that day: the insect house. I happened to mention that some people keep pet tarantulas (don’t tell my wife) and, of course, all day, she was asking for one as a pet.

Can’t win ’em all, but at least it’s a start!

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

william sawyers September 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm

I miss the wonderful twos-LOL.
My daughter already 14, son 17. Time flies by.
I liked your column in bay area parent,Back-to-School.


Dondi Tiples September 1, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Congratulations, Boo! Bet you’ll pass driver’s ed with flying colors. Not so my own son who declares that both green and red mean go! go! go!

Male drivers! (rolls eyes)


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