It rained on Wednesday.  Finn decided it was a good day for the aquarium.   Apparently, most of NJ and PA decided the same thing.   The place was jammed.    A sea of people coursing through dark tunnels to peer through plexiglass at sea life.  

It was dark, loud, and crowded.  I was scared. But Finn…completely unfazed.  He was entranced.    The only thing that seemed to be bothering at all were his teeth.   He spent most of the day with both hands shoved in his mouth with drool running down his wrists except when he opted to slime the windows that thousands of other little hands had touched.   Yucko!  

His little gums were scarlet and nearly killing him.  He is clearly carrying on the tradition in my family of having very large teeth,  “Big Hacks”, as my mom calls them.   She has an entire vocabularly of made up words.   But back to the teeth, Finn’s molars are just enormous.  I mean, they would be considered big for big people teeth, let alone baby teeth.    A little Orajel.  A little cuddle and we pressed on. 

Finn loved the sharks best.  Nonno held him up to the ceiling in the shark tunnel.   Finn pointed and “oohhhh”ed as each one glided overhead.   Outside the tunnel,  there was a floor to ceiling window into the tank.   Finn waited somewhat impatiently banging on the glass with his chubby wet fists for the sharks to come.  

One shark in particular took a keen interest in the plump patron and zeroed in on Finn.  The shark was thinking, “Mhhh Lunch!”  Da Dum Da Dum (please hum Jaws theme here)  Then the shark seemed to loose interest and appeared as if he was just going to sail past.  At the last second, the shark made a darting move and squared up right infront of Finn’s face.  This would have startled anyone,  but Finn opened wide and squealed with delight.    I like to think that perhaps Finn was trying to show off his own impressive jaws.   


One Response to “Jaws”

  1. nutmeg Says:

    Very large teeth ha? Sounds like he’s going to inherit your georgeous smile!

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