Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It's Actually Suprisingly Easy Bein' Green
James has these frogs boots, a hand-me-down from the sons of our wonderful friends B. & J., and these boots are the closet thing he has to a security blanket. When he sees the boots, he begins to ribbit frantically, except it comes out "BIBBIT! BIBBIT!" and so the boots are called The Bibbits. Many mornings, while still in his footie pajamas, James will retrieve The Bibbits from their home beside the front door and demand assistance in donning The Bibbitts, posthaste, if you please, he has places to go. ("BIBBIT!")
See, like any fashionista worth his salt, Jimmy knows that these boots are the perfect accessory, his ace in the sartorial hole, and can pull together just about any outfit. He sports The Bibbits with pants, overalls, shortalls, swimming suits, and even the occasional diaper.
And while the Bibbits are obviously perfect for puddle-jumping after a storm...
...they are equally nice for casual strolling...
...or swinging at the playground (in OHMYLAWD the filthiest swing this side of Filthytown)...
...or fleeing in naked terror from an unknown assailant, armed with only your wiffle ball.
And though The Bibbits are indeed fly and we've tried to support our son's footwear passion, there are some problems. First of all, PVC boots are not the best summer footwear choice, and when we slooooowly yank them off after a vigorous play session, his frightfully sweaty, pink toddler feet are approximately 178 degrees. And, I'm no podiatrist, but that ain't right.
The other problem: The Bibbits are getting smaller every day, and it will be a sad, sad morning when The Bibbits can no longer be crammed onto Jimmy's feet. I suppose I could cut the toes off, make Bibbit sandals, but the toes are obviously the part that give The Bibbits their bibbit-y charm, and surely the boy would be forever traumatized if his mother took a serrated knife to the faces of his dearest rubber friends. ("BIBBIT?")
So, in closing, if anyone out there has green frog Wellipets in sizes 2T through, say, adult male 13, kindly drop me a line. I know a young man who might be interested.
Until then, you shall know him by his Bibbits. ("BIBBIT!")