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U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Ceremony

AdmiralA pretty big event happened at our home the other day. It didn’t get the kind of media attention it probably deserved, but we were happy with how things turned out nevertheless. Captain Octopus was promoted to rank of Admiral. So now you are of the opinion that I have completely lost my mind and perhaps your thinking in the right direction. The truth is, being the primary caregiver for LTD or Ensign Baby as he is called when he is on duty, is doing things to my mind. Not good things. One afternoon after LTD was finishing up a particularly brutal crying jag, I was trying to calm him by waving his octopus around. I noticed that the toy octopus was wearing a sailor’s uniform for some reason. Well, it didn’t take long for one thing to lead to another and the newly named Captain Octopus started barking orders at LTD to chill out and take a nap. The Octopus’ rank seemed to have no impact on the boy, so I decided to bump everything up a notch. Once Admiral Octopus was promoted, LTD seemed to listen to him more especially after he threatened him with time in the brig. I used The Admiral for a couple of weeks, but sadly he has been in the toy basket for a while now as I have moved on to the Jumperoo. Maybe it’s a good thing that we are taking a break from The Admiral because it will give my mind a chance to rest.

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