Monday, January 09, 2006

Godzilla & Mrs. Kravitz

Godzilla and Mrs. Kravitz live in our house.

I can't recall exactly when they moved in, but for the last few days, they've waged a battle through our house for the attention of Mommy and Daddy.


Godzilla also goes by the name of "Caroline".

You see, Caroline loves to "talk". And when I say "talk", I mean a high piercing scream that reminded me instantly of the scream of Godzilla, King of the Monsters.

The first time I heard her "talk", I ran into the room, certain she had hurt herself, only to find her screaming and smiling as she babbled on and on for a good ten minutes.

If you don't believe me when I say Caroline sounds like Godzilla, listen for yourself:

Listen to What I Have To Say!
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Godzilla or Caroline? - click to play
Caroline's Godzilla Impersonations - Click to listen
(wait about 10 seconds into the clip to get the full effect)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
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Godzilla or Caroline? - click to play
Godzilla - King of the Monsters!

Caroline loves to scream in the morning when she wakes up.

She loves to scream in the afternoon, while being carried around.

She especially likes to scream while the T.V. is on, making it impossible to hear what is on the screen!

And while she screams, she's always smiling and looking at you, as if she is positive you know exactly what she's saying.


Mrs. Kravitz showed up at our house a few weeks before Godzilla.

Mrs. Kravitz is also known as "Katherine".

For those of you who spent your childhood more productively than me, you will need to know that Mrs. Kravitz was the nosy neighbor of Samantha and Darrin Stephens in the 60's television show, "Bewitched".

Mrs. Kravitz was always poking around the Stephens household, trying to see what was going on.

Mrs. Kravitz: Always Looking Around
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Katherine is like Mrs. Kravitz. She must absolutely, positively know what's going on at all times.

If she hears you cooking in the kitchen, she will strain her neck from wherever she is sitting or being held to try and see what's happening.

If someone walks into a room she will swivel her neck around almost 180 degrees to try to see who it is.

She is so curious, we practically have to feed her in a darkened room to keep her focussed on eating -- otherwise she moves her head to and fro trying to look around, and thereby spilling most of her bottle on her chest.

In addition to playing the role of Mrs. Kravitz, Katherine will often also play the part of Chinese Acrobat (see previous Blog entry), in order to see what's behind her.

Life is never dull having Godzilla and Mrs. Kravitz in our home!

What's Going On?
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Amy said...

I SO get what you are describing. Baylee is both rolled into one. I simply can't describe the way I have to hold her to feed her a bottle so that she can't be distracted. One day I'll get my husband to take a picture so you can see.

Childsplayx2 said...

We have the same feeding chairs! We love 'em!

Gene said...

The Caroline/Godzilla similarity is uncanny - right down to the tinny echo!