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.