Solbit says, “Wow! I gotta have them?”

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Dear Nicalai,

Hey, Ainsley’s glasses look terrific!  Wow!  Your email with this photo found us in Hobart, Tasmania.


I heard Nona say, “Wow, Papa, Ainsley has new glasses.  You’ve got to see this photo.”  Then, Papa said, “Wow, Solbit, Ainsley has new glasses. You’ve got to see this photo.”  They held me up to the computer screen. I looked at Ainsley’s new eyeglasses.  Then, I said, “Wow, Nona and Papa, I’ve got to have them!”

Nona got quiet, looked at Papa, and said, “Papa, you handle this.”

So, Papa sat down with me. He said, “Solbit, I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but nobody makes eye glasses for dinosaurs, and especially not plastic Jurassics.  It’s just a hard fact of life that you’re going to have to get used to.  I know that, if you had tear ducts in those plastic eyes of yours, you’d be crying by now, and all I can say is that I’m sorry.”

Girl, did I feel bad.  You know what I mean.  Just then, though, Nona had a wonderful idea.  “Solbit, I’ll make some pretend eyeglasses for you, and they’ll look real, and you can pretend to use them anytime you want.  OK?”


I said, “Nona, you’re the greatest! Now, I can look like Ainsley!”  Papa chimed in, “Solbit, you may look like you’re wearing eyeglasses, but, take my word for it, Dear, you’re never gonna look like Ainsley.”  I said, “I know Papa, ‘cause she’s a blond and I’m a red head, right?”

But, Nicalai, you know what? I wish I could look like Ainsley, and I do think my pretend glasses get me part of the way there.  Don’t you?

I’m your friend.



April 2014

  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”

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