Saturday morning. Echo: “Dada? I love Godzilla. I want to kiss Godzilla. Godzilla is my friend. I love Godzilla.”
Echo and I made a thing.
I often get asked “when” I became a feminist, and when this popped up in my dash today I realized I was ten years old when this movie came out and even then I knew John Hammond was full of shit.
Maybe it’s because I was raised by my mother and three older sisters, but I don’t think I ever “became” a feminist; I think I never viewed women as different from the get-go, and when society started telling me they were I realized society was wrong.
This is Echo, the day after Halloween still dressed up as a cat because she asked Jess politely and there was no reason to say no, opening her own edamame before diving into her sliced orange full of Ikura.
On Saturday morning Jess and I took Echo to get ice cream. We told her this was the plan as early as Thursday and every time I came home she would say, “Dada is here! Time for ice cream!!”
When asked what kind of ice cream she wanted she said “Green!”
Saw this ridiculously photogenic squirrel on an awesome tree while running with Greg today. Had to stop to photograph it.
Sunday Evening. Echo does her weekly Zelda run.
She says “Dada, I want to play the Zelda game please!”, and then hooks up the NES almost entirely by herself; I have to get the R/F switch into the the TV since it’s mounted on the wall but she plugs the AC and the RF into the back of the console and connects her controller.
She’ll occasionally get excited and run off toward the first temple without her sword (which is why she’s got 1/3 hearts in the screenshot) but she then remembers, “I forgot the CAVE Dada!!” and runs back.
Each week she gets better with directions, aiming, remembering what screen has the thing she needs. It’s amazing to watch her grow up with this as her first experience; I wanted her to have a similar feeling of nostalgia and wonder when she eventually gets to things like Wind Waker or Ocarina and know where it came from.
I’m actually excited to try this gender-swapped Wind Waker mod with her when she gets old enough to appreciate it.
What the fuck was with Jennifer holy shit
There’s no girls.
That 27 Jennifers song makes so much more sense now.
Pumpkin on our new pumpkin.