Arty and His Dinosaurs
Jun 23, 2012
Arty is on a little break from writing, so I’ll be writing on his behalf. Before I begin to tell you about Arty and his dinosaurs I feel an introduction is in order. I’m Arthurs father. I’m sure he has mentioned me before since we always have wonderful adventures together.
The story I’d like to tell you today is about Arty and his new friends. A few months ago while trying to find something new to watch on Netflix, Arty pointed at an image of dinosaurs on the screen and told me in his own crazy way to play it. So I clicked the play button and we started to watch a very interesting program on dinosaurs. I didn’t think too much of it at first but everyday from that day on Arthur only wanted to watch that specific program. He soon learned the names of some of the dinosaurs but pronounced them in his own awesome way.
Just in case you’re wondering:
Triceratops is pronounced “Twapitwap”
T-Rex is pronounced “T-Gres”
Ankylosaurus is pronounced “Ankokowus”
Brachiosaurus is pronounced “Bwonkikowus”
My favorite is his pronunciation of Pentaceratops, also known as “Pentatwap.”
At this point Arthurs fascination with dinosaurs has grown. He started collecting little dinosaur toys, reading dinosaur books, and wearing dinosaur clothes. Along with Arthur, we’ve also become honorary professors of paleontology.
There have been many mornings when my wife and I woke up with some sort of dinosaur poking at us, but seeing the excitement on Arty’s face make the injuries worthwhile. His curiosity inspires our curiosity and through him we get to be children again.