Saturday, April 4, 2009

Conor meets Mukmuk

(For anyone unfamiliar with Mukmuk, please press here, watch, learn, then proceed)

Today, the inevitable happened. Conor met Mukmuk. There are two, you see... one for me, and one to keep Conor company. Here's how it went down...

Took a long-ass train ride to Sanbon on a Sunday afternoon where I met my friends for an afternoon and evening of good food, good people, and some marmot action. When Mukmuk made his first appearance, Conor was a bit skeptical...



We headed-out for a walk to sooth Conor's nerves as initial Mukmuk encounters can tend to be a bit traumatic for the young.



As you can see from the photo above, the shock of Mukmuk was so severe that Conor lost consciousness for a moment. His parents however were confident that things should go ahead as planned.

So, we headed to our favourite tofu restaurant and put Conor into his stroller. Mukmuk tried to give him a hug, but Conor shut him out...



Upon our return to the homestead, Conor decided he would try to hug Mukmuk, but first - he needed a little bit of liquid courage...



Conor was getting giddy...



But once again, he froze when the moment of truth arrived...



We were getting concerned that even apple juice wouldn't assuage young Conor's trepidation. That's when dad came-along to bridge the gap between marmot and mankind. Mukmuk and Conor, friends at last...

1 comment:

Nichola Spiers said...

Too cute!!!! I miss Conor so much. I must say, I am quite jealous of Mukmuk. Is there any cure for marmot envy? Please give my wee nephew a big hug and kiss from his auntie Nichola.