Friday, December 12, 2008
Yesterday I get the mail and there is a package from my Dad. I open it to find a box with this little figureine in it. I check several times to see if there was a note explaining what it was and there wasn't. My first thought was..."What in the world??" That was quickly followed by a concern for my father's mental state. See, I'm not a fan of killer whales, when I was younger I always like dolphins and thought maybe he got confused. So I called him right away.
Me: "Dad, it's me. I got your....present?"
Dad: "Do you know what that is?"
Me: "No..." (trying to let him do the talking so I don't have to ask a weird question like...WHY DID YOU SEND ME THIS THING?)
Dad: "When you were little you had a stuffed killer whale that you took everywhere. You called it "Mean" because killer whales are mean. I was in the card store and saw this, it reminded me of you and how you have a baby now."
Me: ....(stunned silence)
My dad has a great memory so I'm not surprised he remembered but I don't recall this Mean killer whale at all! I love that he bought it and thought of J & I when he saw it. How sweet - it's a great memory to be able to share with our children.
And because I know you all will love these, here are a couple of pics of little Rachel:
Toddler Rach and Dad
I'd guess I was 3 or 4 in this pic?