Friday, February 10, 2012

My Son the Night Fury

It occurred to me the other day that Bear reminds me of someone. Or something. To be more specific, he reminds me of Toothless, from How to Train your Dragon. If you've seen the movie, you know what a Night Fury is. For the uninitiated, here is a description of a Night Fury taken from

The Night Fury is the rarest and most intelligent species of dragon. Night Furies are generally quite aggressive to any form of threat they find. According to the Dragon Manual, the Night Fury is considered to be so aggressive that it is likened to the "unholy offspring of lightning and Death itself." Also like it's fellow dragons, Night Furies are seen to have a different personality when they are not threatened. They are curious creatures that attempt to understand new things they observe and are intelligent enough to recreate the actions that they see.
I'd say that sounds a lot like Bear.

In the movie, Toothless takes Hiccup on wild rides, spins him around, threatens to eat him, wakes him up by jumping on him in bed, bounces on the furniture, teaches him about himself, takes him places he'd never thought he'd go, scares the hell out of him, challenges him at every move...and makes him smile. See, he's a Night Fury!

They manage to tame their dragons, right?


  1. Absolutely they tamed their dragons! And we'll tame ours...

  2. Hee hee...nice analogy.
    Yes, they do train their dragons.
    My son loves that movie.

  3. Try the books too - our son has just eaten them up! There are all sorts more dragons in them that might fit many of the alphabet soups we get in our kids! ;p