Please excuse the title of this post. I've been watching too much Yo Gabba Gabba.
Ava is going to be on the baby version of America's Got Talent. Her skill: Fake sneezing and/or coughing.
Yesterday she sneezed twice. The cutest, tiniest little baby sneeze. Being the model of proper manners that I am, I said Bless You!
Her response: Additional fake coughing to ellicit another Bless You! from her mommy.
Now all it takes from me is a Bless You! and she responds with her little fake cough. Ahem. Ahem. Cough. Fake sneeze. Smile.
I may be biased but its quite possibly the cutest thing that any baby in the history of the world has ever done since the beginning of time. Strike that. My bias has nothing to do with it. It is the single cutest act ever performed by a one year old in the history of the universe.
Also in the repertoire: Disposing of things. My ears are on high alert for that familiar swish-clunk sound that is something being thrown in the trash.
Can't find your keys? Ava probably threw them away. She makes several treks a day to the garbage can carrying things she feels like she no longer needs. Weebles, books, sippy cups emptied of liquid, my keys, a shoe. Whatever's lying around. I've dug through the garbage quite a few times already to get stuff back out.
The fridge phonics letters don't yet know that will probably be their fate. When the number of alphabetized magnets on our fridge slowly starts to dwindle it will be Ava who caused their untimely demise. Sorry alphabet, but I kind of get tired of picking you up off the floor 100 times a day, so if you end up sleeping with the fishes, I'm not blowing the whistle.
My bad. I've forgotten Ava's other new trick. I'm only mentioning it now because she is in the nude, wiggling her butt around and reminding me.
Her favorite new trick is diaper removal. If she is unclothed her diaper will be coming off, its not a question of if more of a question of when. I can hear that velcro tab from across the house and I just know nudity will follow. Then she walks around all proud and naked, her chubby butt jiggling with each step.
If only everyone were this confident naked. Its probably better than everyone isn't, cause I don't want to see that.