5.27.2009

keeping your friends close...

One of George's favorite places to eat is right by our bookcase, which also is the resting spot for Ludmila - the Russian Nesting doll who carefully gazes out into our living room. We noticed that when we were burping George, he would stare at Ludmila with a confident, determined look.

We always thought his intense stare was one of affection. We were already prepared to line George up with a Russian mail order bride.

The other day Ashley was discussing George's love affair with Grandma Potter - and she had a different theory. Maybe his steady gaze isn't love-driven... but one of skepticism and distrust. It had never occurred to us before - but maybe the George-Ludmila relationship wasn't a story played out like on Reds, but more like Red Dawn.

Grandma Potter's theory was confirmed when we snapped this picture.

George isn't being fooled by her mysterious eastern European ways. He's keeping both his eyes on her, making sure she doesn't try to pull a fast one on us.

8 comments:

Johnny said...

I am a little concerned that you voluntarily have that thing as part of your home decor. I will give the benefit of the doubt and assume it was a gift from your beloved Aunt Olga, rather than something you picked up cruising the yard sales one Saturday.

the youngs said...

Those Russians can be very sneaky...you may want to turn her around for she may be a spy! And her real name just might be Natasha. (By the way, George is the cutest and I want to squish him...gently, of course.)

david said...

johnny. i bought ludmila for ashley. she served her mission in russia. it is a really beautiful, handcrafted part of our home.

now don't you feel like a big jack A.

you couldn't pick that up at a yard sale... it was very expensive.

Dawn D. Lion said...

From Reds to Red Dawn. Hilarious post, David.
This is truly indicative of what life with kids is like, one funny moment after another.

Anonymous said...

I think George might have a future with the CIA. You are training him early. Grandma Potter

Blythe said...

Best. Blog. Ever.

Morgan Moore said...

That is really funny. We knew a crazy Russian gal in Boston named Ludmilla. She was whack.

david said...

thanks blythe!

we also decided that george would be horrified to learn that ludmilla could rapidly reproduce. we thought it best not to reveal this to george, it'd be too much for his little brain to handle.