We have this Dora doll. It's almost 3 ft tall. The Pumpkin Man is in love with it.
It was cute at first. He'd carry it around everywhere. He'd sing, "Dora, Dora, Dora!" When he dropped her, he'd bellow, "Oh No!" All quite adorable.
Until the make-out sessions began.
Instead of talking and singing to her, he sinks to the floor, hands buried in her polyester filled head, and kisses her. Passionately. Noisily. Right on the mouth
*Smack.* *Smack* *Smack* *Smack* "Oh Dorah!" He breathily exclaims.
He won't let his big sister near her.
That has me imagining this:
Cut to 20 years in the future:
Knock at the door. I open it. It's my son with a woman of what appears to be latin descent.
The P-Man: "Mom, Dad . . . I'd like you to meet my girlfriend, Dora."
Dora: Hi, it's so nice to finally meet you, Mr. and Mrs. Homemaker.
We exchange pleasantries. Move to sit in the living room.
Pman: I'll go get us some drinks. (exits)
Dora: (Whispering) My real name is Louise!
Pman: (from kitchen) Dora honey, what are you saying out there?
Dora: (To Pman) Uh, Backpack, Backpack! ( to us) Help me!
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Have good days you guys,