Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Meet Bean

This is Bean.

Bean is a silly, happy three year old.  She loves horses and princesses.  She also loves Star Wars, Marvel superheroes, Dr Who, and Nerf dart guns.  She loves her baby sister more than anything else in the world... except maybe zombies.  Yep!  You read it right... zombies.  Where most kids can't stand to be scared, Bean thrives on it.  

This past Christmas, she asked Santa for a face-hugger alien, a zombie ("a real one from the graveyard", she told him),  and spiders.  Santa was a little shell-shocked and we were thankful that the picture was taken BEFORE he asked for her Christmas wishes. 

Here are some pics from last Halloween that illustrate the point...

Bean has been fascinated with zombies since she was about 14 months old.  We have no clue where she gets it.  Her Dad loves all thinks geeky (comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, the Big Bang theory, Dr Who, superheroes, D&D, etc).  That part explains why bean is constantly carrying around a foam sword or a light saber (red for Darth Vadar, of course).  It also explains why she sleeps with a bed filled with dragons. The zombie fascination though... we have no clue about that.  

We try not to stifle Bean's creativity and support her interests.  It does get a bit strange around her at times though.  A few nights ago, Bean was playing with a Rapunzel doll, a Darth Maul action figure, and a pink "My Little Pony".  Darth Maul and Rapunzel instantly became involved in a romantic relationship (apparently Rapunzel likes the bad boys!).  It sounded something like this... "I Darf Maul.  Lord of the Siff!"  "Oh!  You cute!  Kiss me!" (insert kissing noises here)  Ok... a bit advanced for a 3 year old, but not too bad.  Then it all got even more strange when Rapunzel turned into a zombie and ate the flesh of the "My Little Pony" while Darth Maul egged her on by cheering, "Get her!  Get her!"

I frequently post about Bean's antics and quote "Beanisms" on Facebook.  Many people have asked for a "Bean Blog", so here is my attempt.  Enjoy a glimpse into the world of my strange, wonderful little girl.