|Happy Boys’ Day, tiny baby boy!|
|Thanks, Mary, for the koi streamer!|
|Isaac and Mr. Octopus|
At the 2010 Sagami River Koinobori Festival of Boys’ Day carp streamers, Mary and I observed that festival classic octopus on a stick. Isaac celebrated Boys’ Day by chomping the only octopus we could find. Sorry kid. Today: stuffed octopus; tomorrow: alligator! That’s right, the Boys’ Day birthday party was at Whiting Park along the Blackwater River, where recent gator activity includes removing a nine-footer. By Florida law, the three foot alligator (which we thankfully did not see) is too small to catch and relocate. Comforting. Happy Boys’ Day!