Lions, Tigers & Shrimp – oh my!

Kids like teddy bears, am I right?  My boys have several that they have collected over the years: new baby is born gifts, gifts from doting grandparents, stuffed bears from hospital trips, the list goes on.

Cute kid with teddy bear to prove my point.

Cody’s favorite stuffed animal, hands down, is a purple and white stuffed shrimp whom he named Kissy Shrimp.  I bought the shrimp during a mad purchasing flurry of underwater-sea life themed items for his bedroom when we finally moved the crib out of our room and into his very own.  I found it at a local thrift store, took it home, washed it, and he has been attached to it ever since.  That was about four years ago.  He has other stuffed animals that are near and dear to his heart.  Tom, is a five foot long crocodile who wears a blue and white poka dot shirt.  He tends to get used more as a fire hose these days and less as an actual crocodile.  There is also a parrot with a multi colored tail and an armadillo named Arnold.

Cody and Kissy Shrimp. Please disregard the general household chaos in the background.

Carter has several bears that get played with, one normal sized bear named Big Bear and two smaller bears named Bear and Other Bear.  They dance and play games and sometimes get invited to picnics.  They are no match for Zebra or Snake.  Both of these stuffed animals were impulse purchases.  I grabbed Snake from a local gift shop as a last-minute stocking stuffer two Christmases ago and Zebra was another random thrift store find.  I can’t help but love that my boys have attached themselves to these rather unusual stuffed animals.

Hiss! What's not to love about Snake?

Other resident stuffed animals include a large orange and white polka dot hippo, three large sea stars, two horses, a small cow, a tyrannosaurus rex, an elephant, and an iguana.  Anyone out there have a favorite stuffed animal of the non-teddy bear kind?

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to Lions, Tigers & Shrimp – oh my!

  1. Pingback: At Least There Will Be No Copay | Shoes On The Wrong Feet

  2. Truly adorable. Stuffed toys are part of our kids magical journey. My son had George the Giraffe, Sam the rhino, Sarmander from Pokemon , recently its groovy monkey. Fun and happy post!

    • shoes says:

      I loved all my stuffed animals as a kid and still have some original and much loved ones that I have since passed down to my boys. Arnold the armadillo and a parrot with a rainbow colored tail who’s name has long been forgotten. Big Bear was by far my favorite as he was almost as big as me when I got him.

      Glad you liked this post – it is an oldie but a goody. 🙂

  3. babso2you says:

    Cute! Thank you for the like on my blog!

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