Thursday, June 12, 2008

You so silly, Mama

I don't know if the word "silly" would be in anyone's top 10 list of adjectives used to describe Smiling Mama.

In fact, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't even be in the top 20.

Happy or nice? Yes.

Silly? No way.

Abel is definitely silly. He loves to laugh. And has an amazing laugh. When I'm with him I laugh more. And, during those rare moments when Lucas, Abel and I are all just hanging out and playing, we laugh a lot.

And so I hope that the word "silly" might just make it into Lucas's top 10 words to describe his Mama. Well, I hope it would if, a) he knew what an adjective was or b) could name 10 of them.

One of the silly things we do together is "practice faces". I love to do this during dinner because, let's be honest, you run out of dinner-table conversation pretty quickly with a 2.5 year old.

Here's how you play:

1) one preson calls out an emotion; and

2) everyone does the appropriate face for it.

Some easy ones are: happy, sad, angry. Slightly more challenging emotions include: silly, confused or scared.

I'll tell you what: Lucas is pretty darn good at this game. And, he's hysterical! We all end up in peels of laughter. After a few rounds he will even call out the emotion (though I can generally predict it will be one we recently did!).

Lucas doing "scared" is definitely my favorite. He crosses his arms over his chest, gets a very very serious look on his face and literally shakes his whole body.

That kid is so silly!

And maybe, just maybe, so am I.

(So feel free to officially add "silly" to your list if you have one!)

(Oh, and if you don't happen to have a list of top 10 adjectives to describe me but would like to make one, feel free! Go ahead and put it in the comments. Sarah, I'm specifically talking to you!)


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