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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

We had a baby!

A person can never quite prepare for the feelings that a new addition to the family inspires, and you came into her life rather suddenly. She didn't plan to have you but when she gazed upon you for the first time she felt a rush of emotion, and knew you would belong to her forever.

In spite of the fact that she was young and unprepared for the enormous responsibility that would come with caring for you, she did not waver in her commitment. She embraced your needs as if they were her own.




She bathed and clothed her.
She literally took it in the shower and
washed it with soap. I snapped a picture
but I didn't want to tempt the
perverts.






She tucks her in bed with a kiss
Yep, she sleeps with it!









She feeds her.
And yes, she's pulled the baby's
high chair right up to the dinner table







She makes sure the baby has a safe
car seat for the trip home.
Thank God we never had to slam on the brakes.
I had visions of that thing smashing through the windshield.




She gave you life and in return you bring her joy.
Please welcome the newest addition to our family.
On Saturday Emily welcomed her bouncing baby coconut,
Michelle Paul!
Mother and cocount are resting and doing fine

I swear I'm not making this up. Should I be worried about the fact that my daughter found a coconut on the beach and has adopted it as if it's a child? This piece of fruit has already traveled home with us and she's taken it everywhere since. I love that she has such a vivid imagination, but is it wrong that I'm dreading going to Costco tomorrow and plopping the baby coconut into the child seat in the cart? And more important, what the heckity-heck am I going to do when it starts to rot? I mean, it's organic so it has to begin decomposing eventually, right?

This is exactly why I call this place the world according to me. Only in my odd little corner of the universe do coconuts wear clothes and join the family for dinner.

60 comments:

K said...

I like it!

I think the kid shows a lot of promise with an imagination like that.

If it makes you feel better, my son can already made a weapon out of anything.

alice said...

This is so funny. I don't have any advice for you though. Maybe she could pick out a new baby at the store because that one "wants to go back to its mama"

Kate said...

Well at least it isn't crying out loud. That is too funny. Girls can make anything a baby. Have a great week.

Megryansmom said...

I should be ok unless it hatches and produces a dinosaur, then you have a bit of a problem!

Hit 40 said...

Oh you stinker... you had me. I really thought you had a baby. I was so excited for you. I have the best post for the potty training blogger today. Enjoy!!! SO FUNNY!!! I will be laughing at my own post all day. I am just pathetic the way I crack myself up.

The Rambler said...

that's a new one for me :)

What a great imagination!! Love it.

ymk said...

Good luck going to Costco, and anywhere else with Michelle! People do need such laughs at Costoco :) Maybe you will have to buy identical coconuts to keep replacing michelle (secretly ofcourse) as it rots away.

Tsquared417 said...

It's really too bad she picked something that will rot. Maybe there's a way to get all of the milk out so it won't rot as fast?? I don't know! I do know that our 6th member of the family is a 2 foot plush Fievel the mouse and he goes EVERYWHERE with us. He even has his teeth cleaned at the dentist and gets his hair cut. :)

D said...

She'll be a pro by the time they give her the egg to take care of in high school.

Bee and Rose said...

I LOVE it! My 6 yr old does the same thing...well not with tropical fruit, but we have adopted a rock or two...

Congratulations on your new little coconut!

(oh..and you are stuck with me now...evil laugh...mwoohahaha!)

Thanks for visiting me and hanging out at my blog!

i am the diva said...

that. is. adorable!

Jen said...

At first I thought it was a seal. A baby coconut is much better than a seal.

Donnetta said...

I thought it was a giant frog. And I was thinking what a BRAVE woman you are!!

Sturgmom said...

On the bright side, at least it doesn't wake you up crying at night.

Sounds like you may be writing a post dealing with the loss of a grandchild very soon. I'll definitely stay tuned.

Sturgmom said...

In addition, you're WAAAAY more patient than me. If it had been my vacation, we would have just dealt with the broken heart on the car ride home, b/c that sucker would have stayed ON the beach.

Anonymous said...

Get DH to drill a hole in Michelleand let her sleep outside with the bunny. Tell E.C. Michelle is going camping for a few days. Coconut will last forever. Love MOM Hello Gibby

Grand Pooba said...

Awww, Michelle Paul, the baby coconut...you're a grandma! Congratulations!

ck said...

I KNEW it. I KNEW coconuts ate their eggs over easy, but would anyone believe me? NOOOO...

Kristina P. said...

She will be a pro in her home ec class! Until she discovers that coconut milk is delicious.

Daisigirl said...

Oh my gosh that is too funny! I dare you to take it to Costco! :0) I would do it, I love when my kids do crazy stuff like this! :0)

Gibby said...

Well, I think it is obvious that she has picked up on your awesome mothering skills! I think it is really cute. Too bad it is going to stink soon. Try your mom's idea (Hello Anon Mom!) and then could you shellac it or something? Just trying to create more work for you...

(And is that how you spell shellac? You can tell I am not a crafter. Where is Faemom?)

The Blonde Duck said...

I think that's the coolest thing ever! What shall I send as a gift? Coconut milk?

Shawn said...

That is sooo funny.

Umm, does this mean she doesn't like German Chocolate cake?

Scary Mommy said...

That is so cute!!! And much more durable than an egg baby, LOL!

CynthiaK said...

That is hilarious! I guess it might be a little traumatic if one evening baby coconut was "mixed up" with dessert?

Lynnette Labelle said...

OMG, that's too funny! I was thinking about the whole rotting thing, too. Love the pics. Wow. Never imagined such a thing before, but love it. I think you either have a little actress or a budding writer/storyteller on your hands.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

tlc said...

Every year at Thanksgiving, my mom used to *gasp* thaw the turkey on the counter. And every year during thawing time, I would make it my "baby" when I was a kid. Even today, it's hard not to cradle the frozen birds in the grocery aisle.

Lucky for my mom, I never took Tom out of the house. Picturing your little coconut in the child seat of the shopping cart cracks me up!

Ken said...

Well, if it is still green or looks alive, perhaps planting it to see if it grows? That is, if she goes along with that idea! What fun! Say hello to everyone, Ken

ymk said...

oh Hey! I just noticed you are following my blog. *doing a crazy dance in joy* Thanks!!

Orr's said...

I'll trade her for a two year old who craps on my carpet. A coconut would be a nice addition. The offer is on the counter.

Kristen said...

Haha that is hilarious! I also love how she loved you taking pictures of her with it!!

faemom said...

Ok. Stupid comment didn't post.
(Gibby, it's Shellac. I may be a crafter, but I'm a horrible speller, so I checked on Google.)
Speaking of Googler, ask the magic box how you can perserve a coconut. It'll know. I'm sure Emily will grow out of it eventually, but it would be nice to have a momento of this. I think it's all adorable. God only knows how many random things I mommied.

insider53 said...

I can't stop laughing...Can't tell if it's the coconut or sleep deprivation.

Jenny Penny said...

Awwww. Where did she register? I assume they're co-sleeping? Congratulations, Grandma.

forever folding laundry said...

How sweet! It's just like Tom Hanks' volleyball Wilson in Cast Away. Except, unlike Wilson, Michelle Paul has much more potential. Just think: Coconut Cream pie on Easter. Yum!!!

~Keri

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I love her. What heart! She must have known it belong in her nutty family. ;)

As for the rotting... um, maybe tell her it needs a diaper on both ends?

Wifey said...

She wins for that! Love it. This is my first time here. Looking forward to reading more.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Nydia said...

This is sooo cute! All I can suggest for when it starts to rot is do what I do w/ my kid's Stinky Bear ... photoshop it against famous backdrops like the Eiffel Tower and tell her baby went on vacation ...

Keep sending her different "postcards" and hopefully by the time she reaches college she'll get over it ...

ScoMan said...

You are such a good pet. Thank you =D

I don't think you should be worried about your daughter adopting a coconut. I think it's cute.

Children have such great imaginations, and it's a shame they die a tad as we grow.

Susie said...

I don't think it is weird. Someone in the blogosphere (I can't remember who) had a cantaloupe or watermelon as a grandchild.

Zeemaid said...

your daughter and my daughter have to get together. I know, they are like what 4 years apart but seriously.. that could be my E. She used to adopt rocks at the beach all the time for babies. Made us feel bad for not bringing her real baby dolls. *L*.

Too cool!

Nana said...

I think your all coconuts.

Undercover-Princess said...

I think it's cute! When it starts to rot, she can call it a rotten brat and send it to Maury to send off to some boot camp for wayward nuts.

Missy said...

That is so incredibly sweet!

Juls said...

Congrats Grandma! :)
I know you're so proud....
Hee hee....
We love all new additions here too!

Court said...

WILSON!

Michele said...

Wilson...LOLZ

Congratulations...you all must be very proud. Please let us know what happens when coconuts go bad...


I posted something on my blog that you'll enjoy.

Fiona said...

my son once adopted an acorn, he named it and everything! LOL

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Well I guess if a 55 year old woman can envision fairies under her mushrooms then Emily can dress a coconut in a pink shirt and invite it to dinner.... I don't see a darn thing wrong with it. ;-)

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

LadyFi said...

Love it! And no - you shouldn't be worried at all! My kids adopted two balloons called Emily and Liam. It was terrible when all the air went out of them...

My kids have slept with masses of strange things - boxes, sketch-a-pads, LEGO, shoes, shower caps... you name it!

Random Hiccups said...

Visiting from Hillbilly's page! Cute post! I think I embarrassed my parents with my imaginary friend named Kid. I remember stopping them in front of the church in tears because they refused to let me bring my best friend in the whole world to church. How humiliating for her as she then had to explain to evangelical baptists that this 'friend' was only imaginary.

blueviolet said...

I actually think it's kind of sweet!

Cassie said...

Congrats Granny :-D HeHe

bernthis said...

Mazel Tov. I've always wanted to have a coconut for a grandchild....preferably a girl. My luck I'll get a lousy apple and not even an exotic one like a Fuji.

Becca said...

I think that it is too funny. Of course I do not have to go to Costco or anywhere else with it. In 10 years you will look back and hope that this is the only kind of baby she wants. Think of the future alternatives!

Becca

Minxy Mimi said...

LOL, she is so cute and fun and cool! I love your family! She is just fine in my book!

koopermom said...

Ohhhh, this is really cute!!

Heather said...

OMG! That's so great! Just think of what's she going to say when you tell her boyfriends and husband about this. I think I may have to tell this story to everyone I know! Awesome!

Pam said...

That is funny, sweet, sad and scary all at once. And a first! NEVER heard anything remotely like this before. Yup, "world according to YOU"!

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