Lauren was in a fabulous mood upon getting out of bed today. While helping her in the shower, she was smiling while looking at the T-shirt I was wearing, which is a favorite of mine.
“Mama’s T-shirt is pretty silly, isn’t it?” I said. She giggled and I said, “What’s so funny?”
Lauren quickly tapped a point on my shirt and I knew where she had pointed. Here’s a photo of the front of my T-shirt:
Lauren had tapped the 3rd ducky and then giggled again.
Okay, it wasn’t actually morning when Lauren got out of bed. It was a few minutes after 12 Noon, as she hadn’t been interested in going to sleep until around 3 AM this morning. Mom had slept in a bit, too. It was definitely an inside joke.
Exchanges like this keep me firmly hanging onto the notion that Lauren can read. Or was the “down ducky” enough of a joke to her? (Or maybe the googly-eyed duck was the silly part . . .?)
Anyway, it was a lovely exchange that added cheer to my morning . . . er . . . afternoon.
Written May 20, 2012