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04 October 2010 @ 10:48 pm
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Michelle finished up her blog promotion commentary with one last post, in which she hits on the vital question of characterization. Go read it: it’s interesting. Possibly fascinating, if you’re like me. :)

Kinds of bread I have made today: corn, white, banana.

Years ago I bought some lovely creamy nubbly fabric for a long coat. Mom and I started laying it out to make today (which is to say, Mom, who is a brilliant seamstress, laid it out while I watched, asked questions, and mostly prevented Young Indiana from eating the fabric). It won’t be as long as I’d kind of imagined, because there’s less fabric than we’d thought, but it’ll be knee-length and fairly splendid. And it will be the first of several coat-making projects, because 1. I *love* long coats, 2. I have at least two coats to make for friends, and 3. I just spent forty-two fucking euro on a pair of sewing scissors so I’d better do some goddamned sewing.

Quick, tell me your #1 favorite song to dance to! I get a fair amount of mileage out of dancing with Young Indiana, but great as Billy Idol’s Greatest Hits are, only about four of them are really any good for dancing to… :)

Ted’s mom sent a couple photos of Ted when he was about six weeks old, to compare to a couple photos of Young Indiana at the same age. I leave it to you to decide:

Ted & Henry

That's Ted's kid, all right. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Miss May: btvs xander englishvalancymay on October 4th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
It's hardly fair for Ted to have cloned himself without letting you contribute any genetic information.
kit: family_tedmizkit on October 5th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
He keeps drumming his fingertips together and saying, "Muahahaha. The cloning procedure is proceeding apace," or, "The cloning procedure has been a success!"

He further says that aside from the colors, you can't tell the difference between a baby picture of him, his dad, and his grandpa. He says that the mother's genetic information doesn't seem to start kicking in til about age three. :)
Miss May: btvs tara beautyvalancymay on October 5th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
My brother seems to have done the same with his son - the only way in which wee Robert the Bruce is not a clone is in his lovely (and straight) blond hair.
Herefoxherefox on October 4th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
I suppose it wouldn't be appropriate to dance with your baby to "I touchy myself" by the Divynls? 'Cause that's best bathroom mirror dancing song ever for brushing your teeth too. I always get the giggles so maybe not TOO good with the toothpaste part...

Kate Kirbykirbyk on October 4th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
The difference between Ted, and Young Master Indiana, is that Indiana lives in higher resolution.
kitmizkit on October 5th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
*grins* Yeah. I was moving too fast to try to restore the pictures of Ted enough to really make them hard to tell apart. :)
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11pullthestars on October 4th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Since Young Indiana cannot understand words yet, I would recommend Britney Spears, Owl City, Lady Gaga, and many of the songs in the Glee catalog.

The young sir definitely stole his cheeks and chin from Ted :)
kitmizkit on October 5th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
oddly, I'm finding Lady Gaga, who I love, to not be all that danceable-to. I'm starting to be afraid I'm getting old. :)
madmiss on October 4th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Credence Clearwater Revival Greatest Hits are rather bop along to....
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on October 4th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
You have not introduced the young mister to Bon Jovi yet?

Also, I think I mentioned the nose thing... ;)
kit: catie_haveanicedaymizkit on October 5th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
For some reason there's been more Billy Idol than Bon Jovi! It ain't right!
jennifer_dunne: Princess Flower Bearjennifer_dunne on October 4th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Yup, he's definitely got Ted's chin.
And pretty sure those are Ted's cheeks (unless it's a baby thing? I'm not a real expert on babies).
He seems to have gotten your eyebrows, though. We'll have to wait until the rest of his hair grows in to see if it comes in multiple interesting colors like Mommy's, though. :-)
kitmizkit on October 5th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
No, they're Ted's cheeks. I suspect they're Ted's eyebrows, too, really. Mine have a real arch in them, while Ted's are more gently curved. Young Indiana just uses his expressively already. :)
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Michellemsagara on October 4th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
The last three pictures all look like the same baby - although it could be the difference in colouring. Does Ted agree?

(and: Baby! Pictures! :D)
kitmizkit on October 5th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
Ted does indeed agree. In fact, we all burst out laughing when we saw the pictures. :)
All Over The Mapjemck on October 5th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
We have similar photos of husband and Senior Son at various ages, where the only way you can tell them apart is the hairdos and hemlines in the background. Also a couple of snapshots of the late father in law which friends have mistaken for Senior Son at first glance.

Junior Son however is a dead ringer for my father and increasingly so as he grows.

Fascinating, this heredity stuff.
kitmizkit on October 5th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
The bottom two pictures the only reason *we* could tell the difference was the blanket Henry was lying on, yeah. Ted's dad, when shown the pictures said, "Which one is which?" *laughs* Pretty cool, really. :)
SaffronRosesaffronrose on October 6th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
Cute photos!

Loreena McKennitt's Huron "Beltane" Dance is a good one for dancing babies around, and her Bonny Swans is a great baby-walking-he's-got-colic song. I speak from experience!
ghibbitudeghibbitude on October 7th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
This is meant to be amusing...
And he is adorable, but I must say, young Indiana looks an awful lot like teller int hat first (second) Image. Which is fine, as teller is cute in a cheek pinching way.
Xieomphaloskepsis on October 9th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
For dancing: Michael Franti's Say Hey (I love you)
Also, 1950s music like Rocking Robin - I used that for a seed on a Pandora station and got a very danceable mix :)