. : ISAAC : .
Latest Interests: Japanese movies and comic books. He loves them. I actually prefer them as well, because (in the case of movies, at any rate), the art is colorful, detailed, and expressive (oh so expressive), the soundtracks are usually pleasant, and I can turn them on without being distracted because, hey, I have no idea what the plot is about. And even if it were in English, I would still have no idea what the plot is about (there are some seriously confusing things happening in those movies). Our absolute favorite is Ponyo (Ponyo LOVES Sôsuke!), which, as far as I can tell (and I've watched it a good hundred times), is about a little boy and a goldfish who becomes a real girl (there's also some stuff in here about tsunamis, a nursing home, a man with really big hair, and a floating goddess). We're also mildly fond of Howl's Moving Castle but I'll go ahead and admit right now that I can't make heads or tails of it. The plot makes zero sense.
... Not to worry, Isaac's still mildly obsessed with cars and elephants as well. And balloons. He really likes balloons.
Newest Adventure: At the risk of coming off as that bad mom (you know the one) whose kid didn't sleep in his own bed until age four, Isaac just got his own bedroom (oh wait, that's exactly how it comes off sounding). In my defense, the bakery rental and our cabin in Georgia did not really have the space (or an extra room, for that matter), so he had to wait until we got into this apartment. He spent his first night alone in there on January 11th. As far as I know, it went well. Only problem now is that I have no idea when he gets up in the morning, but I'm assuming it's before 5 AM because by the time I make an appearance, the contents of the refrigerator have long since been distributed and hidden throughout the rest of the house.
... So far, he's got a rug, a little chair, and a borrowed bed in there, but next month we're going to hit up Ikea (again) and get him some other stuff. I think I might paint elephants on the walls as well.
Recent Food Preferences: Well, let's see, that would be milk. He can't seem to drink enough of the stuff. He's also somewhat fond of sunflower seeds, soup (which he calls soap), yogurt (which he also calls soap), pasta (but only in spiral shapes if cooked and straight spaghetti if uncooked), and just about anything if it has peanut butter on it.
Recent Fashion Preferences: He mostly wears a full-body snowsuit these days. It's his favorite piece of clothing (I'm not kidding, and it hasn't even snowed here yet). When I make him take it off, he prefers to wear summer shorts and a t-shirt (odd kid, that one), but only if they are both completely dry and stain-free. If he gets the slightest bit of water on himself, he must change immediately.
A Few Other Things, Mostly Unrelated: Takes excessively long showers, in which he likes to generously distribute my shampoo and conditioner down the drain. Is extremely opposed to the use of the vacuum cleaner, and (I think) somewhat resents its presence in our house altogether. Likes to pretend he is a pirate (with his forefinger in the shape of a hook and the repeated use of the phrase AAARGH, A PIE!! - which is apparently interchangeable with the word pirate), a puppy (who must crawl on all fours, bark, and fetch balloons), and A Wild Thing (complete with Maurice-Sendak-inspired fingernail claws and yes, he does bite), and you never can quite tell when he'll transform.
... He's a tad bit kooky, I'll admit.