Tuesday, February 10, 2009

If I were a cartoon. . .

















I would be Master Shifu from "Kung Fu Panda". Ever since we have watched that movie, Mia will put her hands together, bow, and say, "Master Shifu" to me. Mia is our little movie quoter and can be heard throughout the day saying, "I don't know, something amazing, I guess", "Are we there yet? We'll get there when we get there" and "I'll be in my room" (from Pajama Gladiator). She also knows that I'm the "Master" of the house.

I remember when running was becoming boring to me that I thought, "Hey, maybe I should take a class of some kind instead." The first thing that popped into my mind was, "Kung Fu". I said to Ben, "What if I'm really good at Kung Fu and it is one of my hidden talents?" I really think it is. One day, I'll have to find out for sure.

The last reason I think "Master Shifu" is a good cartoon character for me is that, in the past, I have a 100% track record for guessing what we are having. You could say, I was the "Master Guesser". Today my perfect track record becomes 67% because I was so sure I was having a boy and at my ultrasound, they told me it was a girl. Even the real Master Shifu made mistakes. He didn't think that the Po the panda was the chosen one, when in fact, he was.

So everyone who voted for "girl" you were right! And for those who voted for alien, "What were you thinking?" J.K. Mia voted once for alien. I don't know who the other one was. By the way, my choices for the poll were inspired by a jumping roping chant from one of my former 1st graders. I don't know how the whole thing goes, but the last part goes something like this, "What kind of baby will she have, boy, girl, twin or alien and then repeats, boy, girl, twin or alien." Thanks Eliza for the inspiration!

We're excited to have another little girl.

7 comments:

dan said...

Congrats! That's so awesome. Cool name too! (Ben told me)

Sarah said...

Another girl! Congrats!

hanndallfam said...

Congrats! You and Joe and Sarah...all a bunch of girls and one lone boy. Could some of you pass some of that female juice this way? Do you have any thoughts on names yet?

Abby Marie said...

yay for girls!!!! I think master shi fu is a really great pick for you...you look just like him. That was supposed to be a compliment.

SanniD said...

Oh too fun! (I guessed correctly) You're posts crack me up. I love the picture! Kung Fu Panda rocked!

Andy Porter said...

Wow! Congratulations!! At least you have an easier time with girls names!! Girl heavy families ROCK.

Ben Porter said...

Andy, I agree with you. girl-heavy families are much better than heavy-girl families!