My Daughter Loves Dinosaurs Mostly The Dead Ones With Bad Teeth

I’m not a paleontologist, but everything I mention around my daughter seems to end up about dead dinosaurs.

Me to another parent: We’re heading home now.
My daughter to same parent: Our home used to be a dinosaur home. But now they’re dead.

Or celebrating dinosaurs.

My daughter to me: I’m throwing a birthday party. It’s for my dinosaur. I got him a storm trooper helmet.
Me to myself: Who knew that’s the go to dino gift?

Or reenacting dinosaurs.

Me to my daughter: What are you doing?
My daughter to me {exasperated}: I’m being a dinosaur.



I even interviewed N about her dinosaur obsession.

(click here if you can’t see the video)

No one can get those 2 minutes back, but we roared like dinosaurs so it was totally worth it. Rawr!

PS. N is okay after she falls down for anyone who makes it to the end of the video. In fact, she goes on about dinosaurs for another 2 minutes, but I screwed up the sound so it got cut.

PPS. Even my cats are getting in on the action.

This picture has nothing to do with anything but I love it because cats plus dinosaurs equals MINDBLOWN.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

8 thoughts to “My Daughter Loves Dinosaurs Mostly The Dead Ones With Bad Teeth”

  1. This is now the 3rd blog post today I’ve read about dinosaurs. Is there a new Jurassic Park sequel coming out that I wasn’t aware of?

  2. I totally have something you should get for her. There’s a garden center a little north of us that has a life-size velociraptor statue for sale. I keep telling my husband that I totally want it, because how would our yard NOT look awesome with a velociraptor, amirite? But I’d be willing to let you have it for your little cutie.

  3. We are in a HUGE dinosaur phase at our house. The current thing is alien dinosaurs… just because they don’t live on our planet anymore doesn’t mean they aren’t still out there.
    Perhaps we could collaborate on a rawr monatge…

  4. Hmmmm…. N is enraptered (HA!) with mostly dead dinosaurs. Mostly. Are by any chance some of the dinos she somtimes likes….um…….live?

  5. My 2 1/2 year old daughter found that quite educational. I think she’s a little jealous of the awesome dinosaurs N has. I may need to step up my game.

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