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April 21, 2010

Silly Mommy

A couple of weeks ago I very nonchalantly mentioned in a blog post how much the girls enjoy my frog imitation (jumping up from a squatting position with a hearty “ribbit!”). I had been doing it for a few days without much thought, but when I actually saw it recapped in black and white, I realized the neighbors are probably laughing at me (again)…and I had to laugh at myself, too.

I made myself laugh again earlier this week at the discovery that my “Cousin It” impression stuns the girls enough to make them hold still on their infant scale. I think they’re so shocked over Mommy’s ridiculousness that they pause, wash a silly smile over their faces, and ponder, “What in the world is she doing now?

As a mom, I have absolutely no shame in singing, dancing, jumping, bouncing…you-name-it…to entertain and amuse my kiddos. I try to exercise a little restraint in public, but I’ve decided I’d rather look a little goofy than have the girls start whining somewhere. Besides, it's kinda fun. :)

And as I think about it now, I should probably enjoy the opportunity to have the girls appreciate my silly side. I know one day, when they hit their middle-school years, they’ll probably find even my most “normal” self an embarrassment.

4 comments:

reanbean said...

I don't think twice about singing The Wheels on the Bus or Old McDonald as we zip through public places. You do what you have to, right? :o)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

There is nothing more fun about a Mommy putting herself out there to make a smile appear on her little ones faces! You are a great Mom and your girls think so. My girls and I love to have dance parties and it doesn't matter if we are home, grocery store, or car - just anywhere! Funny Mommas Rock!

Amanda said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I wrote a response to your comment. I too love being silly with my girls. Often times I get bogged down in the doinginess of things and I forget to not take life so seriously! Now I never think twice when I see some mom in the grocery store making faces at her babies, because I'm right there with her doing the same thing!

Joyeful said...

I get those looks, too, sometimes : ) But when all else fails, being goofy is the best option!! You sound like a mamma who knows how to have fun : )