Sunday, July 11, 2010

the naming ceremony

It is official, the kittens have been named. It is a tantalizing tale... the kids saw the kittens the morning after we returned from our vacation and named them "tiger" and "oreo." the parental units had no say in these names. i wanted the family to pick out names for the kittens so we put off naming them (we as in me) until kay returned home from church camp on friday.

So friday evening around the dinner table, we each wrote out our ideas for cat names. we put them in little bowls and the 2 older children both got to draw a name. the names that were picked no one really liked. go figure. so we re-thought of names and put them back in the fun little bowls. just like 5 minutes prior, the older children drew the names. again, we didn't like what was picked. so mom (aka me), said the kittens will be named certain names.

The story behind the names... Have you seen Cat in the Hat with Mike Myers? There is part when he (the Cat) introduces Thing 1 and Thing 2. The Cat introduces Thing 1 as Thing 1. Then Thing 2 as Thing 2. Thing 2 says:

Thing Two: Don't belittle me.
The Cat: Ah, yes of course. Thing 2 would like to clarify that just because he wears the number 2 does not imply in any way that he's inferior to Thing 1.
Thing Two: And all of the above.
The Cat: He says you may feel free to call him Thing A if you like. He will also accept Super Thing, Thing King, Kid Dynamite, Chocolate Thun-da.
The Cat: Thing 1 says he's Thing 1 for a reason and some people should just get used to it. It's a Thing thing, you wouldn't understand.

This has been Ryan's favorite part of this movie, for forever. It makes me laugh as well. So for that reason, I (aka mom) made the executive decision and named our kittens the names as illustrated by our children:
The children and I are very excited by their names. Grace says "Chocolate Thunda" surprisingly clear. It makes me giggle each time.

Some of the other name suggestions: stripey, dottie, vampire, warewolf, just to name a few.

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