Yes, a fishing shark. And what is that he's caught? Yes, a human. Ahhh... so clever. And then I got to thinking about how much shark stuff I have in my home. See, sharks are my favorite animals (ever since I watched Jaws 3 when I was 7 or 8. And then a book about real life shark attacks became my favorite book. I would read it over and over. I know, I know! I should see a shrink! Instead, I collect sharks). I did a little tour of my home. Here is a SMALL sampling of the sharks in my home:
Sharks to drink from.
Sharks to wear.
Sharks to cuddle. (that hammerhead one in the back? he's my favorite. When you squeeze him he says, in a very deep voice, things like "I have no bones. My skeleton is made of cartilage" and "I'm a hammerhead shark. I make no sound") Sharks to play with in the bathtub (yes, these are in MQ's tub. But they are MINE. I owned them well before she was born. And this is a mere portion of the bathtub collection)
A sign to warn you of the sharks.
These are the sharks the sign is warning you of. They are but one of the 3 different kinds of sharks I have stenciled onto the bathroom wall. The other sharks are great whites and blue sharks. And in case you were wondering, I could find no place that actually SOLD shark stencils, so I made my own. I decided that if I had an undersea bathroom I would have a place to display my massive shark collection.Sharks to dust (because really, what other purpose do they serve? Oh, they make me smile. Particularly that baby one, which comes out of the bigger one. Fun!)
And as I write this I think of all the sharks I forgot to take pictures of. The shark kite. The shark earrings. The two shark puppets. The shark picture frame (which houses a 12 year old picture of my husband and I on the beach). The dozens of shark books. The shark rubber stamp. The shark stickers. MQ's shark pants. The shark on my car antenna.
Am I obsessed? Or do I just have a favorite thing that is so quirky everyone likes to buy me shark stuff? You decide.
So... what crazy things do you collect around your house?