Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OMG Ponies for EVERYONE

Well.  Maybe not everyone.  But The Boy and I recently found out that we're having a girl, which was a relief to him - but for me it really only affects one thing - the odds that this kiddo will like ponies.

I figure now that we know it's a girl and not a boy, the odds of me getting to shop for obscenely cute ponies (and god willing) obscenely cute show gear (have you seen the kid sized shadbellies!?) just increased by about a thousand percent.

Don't get me wrong, I probably would have justified a fat, furry adorable pony to shove a little boy on too, I'm just going with societal norms here, and am embracing the fact that it's more likely that a girl will want all things horsey and wish and wish and wish for a pony of her own.

I fully recognize that karma will probably smite me and deliver a kid that is more interested in affordable and practical hobbies like painting, or soccer, but I'll still hope for horse crazy.

I also fully recognize that none of this will be happening for years, but that doesn't mean we can't daydream (just a little) about potentially adorable ponies.

The current pony name we have on hold is Talleyrand, after the French diplomat who somehow managed to remain relevant (and alive) throughout several regimes during the French Revolution.  His name always stuck with me and became a bit of an inside (nerdy) joke about always landing on your feet.  Wikipedia even refers to him as having "become a synonym for crafty, cynical diplomacy".

If that doesn't sound like a pony, I don't know what does.

Anyway.  That's the revelation for the moment.


Talley-Ho!

20 comments:

  1. Too funny, I love it! And congratulations! I'm sure she'll have her mom's affinity for all the pretty things for her pony....but what little girl wouldn't? Haha :)

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  2. Love that name for a pony! Super cute :-)

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  3. Clearly you need a Haffie named Talleyrand. ;)

    And congrads on the girl! So excited for you!

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  4. Congrats on a girl!!!! Here's to hoping she's pony crazy :)

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  5. I sometimes shop for ponies just to admire the cute!! When I hit the lotto, ridiculously fancy hunter pony is definitely on the list. ;-) It's actually above "ridiculous fancy jumper" for myself, haha.

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  6. OMG! That's super exciting! Congrats!

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  7. Congrats! For me? 3 kids and not a horse-crazy among them. Oh well, more for me!

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  8. Congrats on a girl! Speaking from the 'has a boy' side, mine loves the barn, if and how he wants to ride has yet to be seen. :)

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  9. Yahoo!!! Girl!!! I have one and she's a blast! :)

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  10. Congratulations, and what a perfect name!

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  11. Omigoodness you must get a fancy little Welshie!

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  12. My pony ring days were the best ever, congratulations I'm sure you will enjoy it together!

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  13. OMG I love irrational planning for my pony children! Even though I am not in a relationship, not even close, I still want plan for a little pony for my future child!

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  14. Congrats! I love that the pony's name is already picked out :)

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  15. Congratulations! So cute that you have the pony name sorted! Love it!

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