Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dragon Training

'Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Dragon

#1: Determine if child is ready.

Does he/she:

-growl spontaneously?


-try to climb on everything that is high and try to fly off?


-play with matches or show an interest in fire production?

(Side Note--not sure how he got those, but they make a great rattle when shaken and apparently they are fun to chew on. Mother of the year again)

#2: Teach potential dragon how to fly.

Gravelly Point Park--a stone's throw away from Reagan National Airport. The planes come in every 2 min or so and are amazing for trainers and trainees.

#3: Eat Dragon Fruit

1.29$/lb at my favorite Asian Mart. Taste? Not superb. The texture is similar to a kiwi, but it definitely needed some sweetened yogurt to be palatable--I don't think it has very much natural sugar. Health Benefit? Immense. According to this website and the lady at the store, they're packed with natural vitamins, antioxidants and seem to help any health problem. Too bad the little man wasn't too fond of them. One piece was good enough for him.

#4: Practice uninhibited exploration

Jackson was tickled pink at his capability for figuring out how to climb onto the couch (toy box-->blue chair-->couch). Brilliant.

Now if it only this dragon training didn't make me so nervous, I might be able to take a decent video.


  1. Best. Post. EVER.

    I've always wanted to try dragon fruit.

    I want to come watch airplanes where YOU live! That is legit! We get to watch airplanes from our deck, but their little prop planes and crop dusters, more museum type little guys...maaaaaaaybe the occasional private jet. Nothing like that shot that is cool enough that I wondered if it was photoshopped at first.

    Miss you.

  2. This is so great! I love how you think, and the airplane picture is uh-MAZE-ing! Your little guy is growing so fast! Too cute!


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