Sunday, November 25, 2007

Now it's getting personal

In the last week Ivy has giggled her little head off at:
* My friend Kath
* Kath's girlfriend Erika
* Kath's Dad Stewart
* always
As for me? Nuthin' not even a half hearted ha ha.
In other news she has gone and grown herself two little bottom teeth without telling anybody - I discovered them the other day when she was chewing on my finger. I really can't picture her with teeth, I've got so used to her funny little gummy smile. This growing up caper must be on my mind though as last night I dreamt she was up on her feet, staggering around like an old drunk man before falling over and crashing into the coffee table. A portent of what's to come I guess.
But in the meantime I still want to know why I am not funny?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Am I really not that funny?

When we were away on what shall forever be known as the "Rainy holiday" yep 10 whole days of it, however there was one rather lovely diversion from what was falling from the skies which was Ivy's decision to start to laugh.

Laugh number one was actually elicited by my Mum otherwise known as Super Nanna - she tickled Ivy's ribs and out came these little chuckles and squeaks. Then while we were away Ed was covering her with kisses and suddenly the loveliest sound I've ever heard bubbled up from deep in her belly and burst like bubbles into the daylight. It was SO lovely it reduced me to tears which quickly turned to embarassment as the lady we rented the cottage from had just turned up at the door and thought I was a bit of a freak.

Keen to re-enact the giggles I tried my own hand at getting the little Ivy bird to laugh - I rasberried her, tickled her ribs, pulled silly faces, made sillier noises while my darling daughter just stared at me like a stone monster...undeterred I went on until I was so exhausted I was ready for a lie down..still nothing.

Here we are 2 weeks later and still nothing for me. I've decided that it's perhaps because Ivy was once part of my body that I can't tickle her (much in the way you can't tickle yourself) . When I suggested this to Ed he just looked at me and said - 'no, you're just not funny.' My take on that is that as a new baby Ivy has a rather undeveloped sense of humour and so therefore finds Holmes crude jokes the moment. One day my time will come..........I'm sure of it.