Do Not Mess With the Sharks

No, this is not a commentary on West Side Story. This is totally about Tad’s current state of mind toward his favorite form of sea life.

Last night at Cubbies, the craft project was all about making collages of our families – using pictures that Grandma has gathered from various magazines over time. The kids usually enjoy this sort of craft, mostly because it involves total control over a glue stick.

Tad was in the last group to do the craft, and Grandma happened to sit in for part of his team’s time. I was actively helping Tad find pictures, though he vehemently insisted on doing all the glue sticking himself. When I took it away at one point to adjust the amount of glue being used, he snatched it back out of my hand, insisting, “No, Mama, Tad turn.”

Translation: Get your own glue stick, lady.

I found a cute picture of a little boy playing in sand with some toys. Since Tad adores the sand pit at school – and anywhere else there is sand available to play in – I thought this would be a great picture to use. So I took the glue stick and started putting glue on the back of this magazine cutout picture.

And then Tad flipped his lid. Because he had just seen what was on the back of the picture. And it was sharks. It was a picture of some little toy figures that were done up like several different specimens of shark.

He literally grabbed the picture and cried, “Mama! You mess up da SHARKS!” He tried wiping off the glue, then flipped the piece over to the picture of the little boy in the sand, glued that side, and then stuck the picture to his paper with the sharks facing up.

The whole incident was highly amusing, and Grandma commented, “Leave it to him to discover the one picture with sharks on the back.”

Do not come between Tad and his love of sharks. That’s all I’m saying.

4 Responses to “Do Not Mess With the Sharks”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    October 8th, 2009 07:26

    Chuckles from here this morning!

  2. Ressis
    October 8th, 2009 07:55

    It’s got to be a boy thing.

    He would love the Downtown Aquarium in Houston. They have a whole shark train ride, they take you to this dyed-blue little pond where a Jaws-like shark head pops out of the water (that freaked out Little Cousin). Then you go in this tunnel under the shark tank and see several species of sharks swimming over you. He’d be in heaven.

  3. Laurie
    October 8th, 2009 14:17

    so funny!!

  4. Oddball
    October 8th, 2009 14:52

    Shark week must be nuts at your place.