Thursday, January 21, 2010

Invasion of the Fruit Bats from Marbles & Obles

Ben loves fruit bats. I have no idea where he got the idea that fruit bats are so exciting but nevertheless he is quite taken by them. My only guess as to why he likes them is because he had a brief interest in Batman. He shortly realized that Batman is a tad scary ( almost everything scares him these days) and this led to him choosing the more-tame fruit bat as his personal mascot. He plays fruit bat almost everyday which consists of Ben spending good amount of time hiding under my bed covers which he calls his "fruit bat cave."

Ben's 4th birthday is coming up in March and I asked him what he wanted. He started out by flapping his arms. When asked what he was doing he said "I'm being the fruit bat from Marbles & Obles. That's what I want for my burf-day" What?

Then the light bulb came on. Around three months ago we were at Barnes & Noble and we showed Ben a copy of the book "Stellaluna." So, in his own Ben-way, he was asking for a book about a fruit bat. I just love how his brain works. It makes me smile.

2 comments:

Colin Smith said...

I heart that boy. Good work recording this memorable experience, Mom!

Amy S. said...

We were watching Andrew Zimmerman one night - that guy that eats all that weird stuff.

Well they were on some island near Samoa and they were hunting fruit bats- then well...ate them. Duke was enthralled...grotesque? Possibly. Inappropriate? Probably. Anyhoo...it made an impact and he loves fruit bats now. I read him my copy of Stellaluna and I have a little beanie baby fruit bat- he sleeps with it every night. Along with his spiderman, batman, etc. The joys of boys!