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Bolivian Llama

26 Mar

Two weeks ago Abigail and I fell in love with a book called, Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. If you haven’t read it, it’s perfect for the toddler set with colorful, fun illustrations and minimal text that still tells a complete and relevant story.

In it Little Llama has trouble falling asleep, we’ve been there.  We could relate.  It was one of those books she wanted to read over and over and over and over and over and…you get the idea.  It was also one of those books that I didn’t mind reading over and over.  I just loved looking at it and reading it.

We returned it to the library.  We’ll get it again, but I loved it so much I kind of wanted another kid to find it and love it, too.  Besides, we picked another llama book to read a bazillion times.

The other day Ryan pointed out to Abigail that a llama llama lives with us.  It’s a picture he took and it’s one of my favorites.  After his trip to Bolivia in 2009 he had lots of beautiful photographs. He had a couple of different ones in mind to hang up, but I wanted the llama.  He’s a good man.  I got my way.

I’ve looked at this llama a lot.  It’s hanging in our dining area and we just happen to spend a lot of time dining because Abigail takes FOR-EV-ER to eat.  (I just know she’s going to be one of those kids that comes home from her first day of Kindergarten with her entire lunch uneaten because she didn’t understand the concept of 25 minutes.)  ANYWAY.  Back to the llamas at hand.  Cue the segue.

Today, I had what I like to call a moment of creative genius.  I think you know where I am going with this.

Oh yes.

I totally did.

May I present my personal interpretation of: Llama Llama Red Pajama.

I thought it was just hilarious.  So incredibly funny.  A “BAHAHA” moment.

“It’s really not that funny, Mom.”

“Seriously.  You are so embarrassing.”

My kids didn’t appreciate me.  “Abigail!  It’s llama llama red pajama!  Look!”

Nothing.

Still nothing.

At this point I am laughing so hard I can’t even stand it.

I mean, look at that thing.

FINALLY, Abigail notices me doubled over with laughter and turns around to see what’s so funny.

And it totally made her smile.

Wow.  I need to get out more.

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