Friday, March 27, 2009

If a little laughter is good for the soul

..then our souls are all set for a good while.

I made some double chocolate and pumpkin muffins for dessert today. Everyone was very keen, the girls were watching the oven timer count down while voicing their excitement at full volume. As soon as the muffins were done cooking, they were on the plate at the table, and half had vanished.

Zoe found hers too hot, so she asked her Daddy to blow on it. He's not a conventional kind of guy, he likes to do things his own way; the more entertaining the better. So he opted to cool it down by chucking it in the air repeatedly, much to the amusement of the kids. When he was satisfied that it had sufficiently reduced in temperature, he gave it one last toss then offered it to Zoe and suggested, "try that".

Which she interpreted as "try that", as in, try the trick I just performed. So she did. She threw it over her shoulder and we all erupted in fits of laughter while she looked around, bemused. She did enjoy the audience, so after Lana retrieved it for her, she decided to try it again. This time, it flew high in the air, went over her shoulder and landed right on Turtle's high chair tray, perfectly within his reach! We couldn't have done that if we tried and practiced for a week. His eyes instantly got all big and he started wolfing it down, like sweet manna from Heaven.

Here he is enjoying his gift from above. (please excuse the background noises - it sounds horrible, like someone is being tortured, but they were actually playing a game and were all quite happy)


William said...

That has to be the cutest video that I have seen in a long time! (It was a really funny story also)

Cindy DG said...

Daddy's are always good for making the kids laugh!