Thursday, September 25, 2008

Aw-ful or Awe-some?


As much as I don't like my dog, he really is well behaved. But as soon as company steps foot in our house, he goes berserk. He starts doing all kind of naughty things he doesn't normally do just to get a little attention out of our guests. We have friends visiting this week.

My way-into-superhero-crazies collect these little three inch superhero action figures. And since we have guests, Chief decided to turn War Machine into lunch. He feasted on his foot before we got it out of his mouth.

Parker was devastated. He pleaded for a new one and was near tears. Reid on the other hand could not have been more excited. One of his favorite superheros now has a stump...just like him. It couldn't have been more exciting to my one-footed two year old.

My first reaction, truthfully was more like Parker's. That's a toy that gets played with regularly. I really considered replacing it. They're not very expensive. But Reid's excitement was so cute, I don't think we need a new one. Just because something is missing a foot doesn't mean it's broken. And footless or not, he still looks just as tough and awesome as before (plus a few battle wounds in the shape of teeth marks).

20 comments:

Jeffrey Benson said...

That may be one of the cutest/funniest things ever. Matt and I were dying reading that.

Chris and Jenn said...

Sounds like something the Chief would do around our house ;) Gotta love the dogs! Too bad it was one of the kids toys though.

Lauri said...

Yep, Chief has been known to eat my toothbrush when I'm in town. I'm glad he did something "useful" this time and help Reid know that superheroes with one foot are awesome!

Cynthia said...

Reid is awe-some. That's what I think.

Kris said...

I think it is SO great that Reid has a superhero JUST like him!!!

Erin said...

AWESOME!! It does stink when pets eat things or chew things they shouldn't but at least it helped brighten a child's perception of himself and others. I know Autumn always recoginizes people with allergies on tv or in movies and gets excited because they are like her. So I can only imagine his excitement in the new action figure!! To precious!!!

Amanda B. said...

Wow!! I got half way through reading it before I even noticed the missing foot! I am sooooo observant! :) I love Reid's take on it- how awesome is that?!?!

jeanine said...

I love it! Reid is great!

Genn said...

I too love Reid's take on it. That is so neat. I think it will become a very special superhero toy in your home now.

Kelly said...

I agree, don't replace it! Reid now has a supe hero just like him. That's too cool!

Kelly said...

I am with Amanda- didn't even notice the leg missing! Boys can play with anything and make it special- I say no replacing it- especially since it is a Real Superhero!! At least to Reid- love it!

Shalece said...

You have such a way of putting things into perspective. :) That is such a cute story

Amanda B. said...

Thank you for your comment!!!! WE MISS YOU GUYS TOO!!!! :):) Somethings just aren't the same without Katie. :) How awesome that Abbey was able to come visit. Who knows, maybe someday we can make the trek. Knowing I wanted to come make another comment, I reread this post again with Aaron reading it as well this time. He laughed and I laughed again. Just classic! I LOVE how you say that just because something is missing a foot doesn't mean it is broken. You are the perfect mom for Reid. :) Such a sweet kid!

Eric and Jen said...

That's sad, funny and cute all at the same time. I too think a few battle wounds on a superhero is awesome.

River said...

That is awesome! Reid is so happy! That's so cool. NO, you do not need a new one. It gives him character... no hero goes without losing at least one battle.

Debbie said...

Out of the mouths of babe's we learn are greatest lessons

Emilee said...

that is just way to cute, but still a little sad, but if any one ask, just say hey he lost in a battle fight. lol
Em!

Becca and Randy said...

That is the cutest thing ever! I totally wouldn't want to buy a new one after that comment:) I missed seeing you yesterday! I hope you had a good visit with your company that came into town. Give me a call and we can get together:)
~Becca:)

Betheny & Jacob said...

What an awesome lesson to be learned!!

rachel said...

Haha that is so cute!