Ward is getting to an age where he does weird stuff...stuff that only babies can get away with. For instance, every day while he wanders around the house playing with his toys he mumbles "Pancake. Pancake? Pancake. Pancake! Pancake," to himself in varying tones. He also has this bizarre mission to open the refrigerator door as wide as any door has ever been opened, so when the door reaches its maximum, um openness(?), Ward refuses to accept that and he gets all Bruce Willis about it, throwing his weight into condiments shelf, which then falls and suddenly everything is about how the ketchup is now in reach and HE WANTS CHICKEN NUGGETS. And since he's a two-year-old, I just laugh and say "KIDS, AM I RIGHT?" as I nudge the imaginary friend sitting next to me on the couch and then we start talking about Chaucer while I get a glass of water because silly me how did I forget to offer a drink to my guest when they first came over I must be the most dreadful hostess on the planet!
I wish I knew what was going on in Ward's head. I mean, I know what's going on in there, he OBVIOUSLY has a brain, and--well I guess I don't actually know if he has a brain since I haven't cracked open his skull and seen it myself. What if he doesn't have a brain?! What if there's...just...like a wad of rubber bands in there? Or maybe a Tamagotchi pet! That would explain a lot, actually.
Like most kids, Ward loves slapstick. He thinks it's comedic gold when I fall down the stairs or stub my toe (even though it is not funny you guys). One time I tripped on our kitchen rug and pulled a dining chair down on top of me while Ward watched from his high chair. He laughed so hard that he started choking, which made him throw up. And then he kept laughing.
I wish that weren't a true story.
It is nice to make your baby laugh, though. And you don't have to be too creative either because they will laugh at the same thing over and over for
hours days weeks a long time. This is also a nice little ego boost for parents because I don't know about you but when I try to be funny in general, I don't get a lot of laughs from people other than toddlers. Did I say me? I meant my friend. My friend doesn't get a lot of laughs from people other than toddlers. Oh, haha, don't you worry about me! Because I DEFINITELY get the laughs! I bring down the house! *high fives self*