Thursday, August 20, 2009
I should begin this meeting with the bottom lip. This is Roman's bottom lip. Should you begin a conversation with Roman when he's not quite ready for your face or the sounds coming out of your loud mouth he does this bottom lip thing. To all of us. Even me, his favorite. In certain situations (like singing to Prince really weird right in his face) the bottom lip will turn out even further and then his whole face turns into a big red crying raisin. But usually after some intense bottom-lip-thinking on his part......
...his face turns into this, for only the fortunate. If you're stupid enough to get really excited about the smile, and show such in a squeal or any other abnormal sound you might be right back at the bottom lip again in a split second. This is just one of the emotional adventures of a 3 month old. I have unfortunately pointed out the phenomenon to the other children and a favorite thing to do now is see if they can freak him out enough to cry. I know. Not cool.
So I've been trying to encourage his other tricks. Like holding stuff. He will give you a huh?-look when you put something in his hand, and think about it very intently.
About five minutes later , since he doesn't know how to let go of the object, it occurs to him to look down at the noise that thing in his hand is making and then hit himself in the head with it a few times. Then we're back to where we started with the evil siblings trying to give him objects that he'll hit himself in the head with (I should state that its mostly just one or two of them, who shall remain nameless, that do this, while the others come to Roman's rescue before things get out of hand). It's all just a lot of silly fun, and he has no idea that he is the only human on earth who can get such laughs out of his siblings. Belly-aching, falling over, rolling in the floor, tears in the eyes laughs. All because he hits himself in the head with a rattle. He's a comedic genius.
My personal favorite is when holding a rattle turns into the elliptical-trainer-marching-band-style-all-four-limbs-going-at-once thing. I love it. Like he had know idea how exciting life could be. Just wait little one....
Oh- and the quilt-in case someone asks-just nine log cabin blocks made into a square quilt, about 38x38", made with Good Folks when I was pregnant. We use it as a floor quilt for him all over the house. Now that he's rolling over, he LOVES sitting up on his forearms and having a good look at the prints. I should have gotten a picture of that too, but I think I've indulged plenty today!