02 July 2005

Range of Emotions...

As of late, Emma has been playing with her "range of facial emotions". A mostly adorable pass time as mum looks on and laughs. Although we had a most uncomfortable encounter the other day.

As we pulled up (in the buggy) to the cashier, Emma (her usual cheery self)announces her name and says hello. The lady behind the register is (of course) drawn in by this adorable happy little munchkin and begins a toddler based conversation.

But suddenly Emma is distracted and looks away, only to remember the "range of emotions game" and to look back at the lady (within just a few seconds) with the scrunched up nose look. One that I am sure she does not know makes her look like she is smelling a dead fish - she thinks it is cute and attractive.


The lady is quite taken aback at this child suddenly making odd faces and then proceeding to make odd noises. Suddenly Emma is not as enjoyable. Mum tries valiantly to ignore all of this and pay so they can be on their way.

Of course, within a few moments Emma is back to her smiling face and looks at the Lady and announces herself again. "Hello, I Emma". (Do you remember the fish, Dori, in Finding Nemo?) Then smiles and tries to charm.

But now the Lady is watchful and not as engaging thus frustrating Emma. So she just gets louder, "Hi, I Emma". I quickly pay and drive my buggy off. Only to have Emma SCREAM "HELLO, I EMMA" as we run out of the store...

The adventures of Mummiehood....


O.K. -- this kid is ready for her first Broadway musical...put a curly red wig on her and call her "Annie." Teach her to sing, "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow," and she has got it made. She is fearless - ready to take on the world. I's Emma - Hear Me Roar! Sorry, Meg, but you are truly earning your raisin'!...Already! Mummiehood is an adventure in humility - and leaving stores quickly! Love the pictures - she looks different from every angle. Keep those stories coming! A parent can't help but chuckle!!! Love from Emma's Gramma G.G. XXXOOOXOX

P.S. Where are Emma's earrings???

You were spoiling us with lots of pictures . . . . please post more . . . . thanks