It seems like we've been running ourselves ragged lately with all of these trips to my parents' houses. Father's Day weekend turned into a longer than expected trip, but it was well worth it. Last weekend we went to a baseball game and went out to visit my stepmom and brothers. But this week Sylvain has meetings all week for work, so Sylvia and I have the whole glorious week to ourselves. Ahhhh, special snuggle time with the wee Nugget.
I was going to save this for her three month letter, but I'm too excited about it not to share, and besides, I have plenty of other good things to write about in her upcoming letter. (She'll be three months old next week! Can you believe that?! I am the mother of a THREE MONTH OLD BABY!! Weird.)
Anyway, we went out to eat last night and after dinner we thought we'd go rent a movie (who do we think we are, right?). While Sylvain was in the movie store, Sylvia and I waited in the car. I turned around in my seat to play with her and her boyfriend, the duck. I was pulling the cord down, wrapping her little hand around it, and letting go while her hand took a ride up to the duck as it vibrated, which, to a 3 month old, is a TOTAL PARTY! She was shrieking with delight every time I let go and her little legs would start to kick furiously as if to say, "Again! Again!" By the time Sylvain came out to the car, she and I were both cracking up laughing. Alas, all good things must come to an end, so as she let go of the pull cord I turned around to face forward and buckled my seatbelt. We started driving back home and I was in the middle of explaining what was making her laugh so hard when we heard it...
click click click BUUUZZZZZ!!!!
We both snapped a drop-jawed look at each other, implying, "Oh my god, did I just hear what I think I heard?" Then I turned around to see her little fist all wrapped around that blue pull cord. Shock and awe, people, shock - and - awe! I looked back at Sylvain and screamed...
SHE PULLED DOWN THE PULL CORD ON HER DUCKY TOY ALL BY HERSELLLLFFF!!!! OUR BABY IS A GENIUS!!!
And she is. This is what happens when you let your daughter fall in love with a duck. We basked in the glow of first-time parentdom all the way home!