I'm half-a-year old, and already have my Christmas wish ... my 2 (bottom) front teeth! I've been putting them to good use - nibbling on everything I can get my hands on. I also have been using these hands to do a bit of discovering too. One of my favorite bed-time books is called Fuzzy Farm Animals. I didn't realize that they were actually fuzzy until the other night when I rubbed my fingers over the animals like Mama was doing. She thought my jumpy reaction was pretty humurous when in all reality, it felt tickly and gave me the shivers. Not really funny in my mind. Mama also had a laugh at me one sunday when we were in the church nursery. Instead of playing with my toys, I would just give friendly (Mama says "cute") hugs and little back pats to every kid that crossed my path. Parents ... they need us kids to get a good laugh every time and again.
Squeaking my Sophie giraffe, bath time, and reading my open-the-flap books are still my favourite things to do. Mama says that I've "discovered my will" ... whatever that means(?!). All I do is cry when she takes these things away (or gives me other toys, puts me in my carseat, or washes my face, or ... !!).
I've also mastered "giving kisses". If it's a mirror, a phone, or my reflection, I "give kisses" (as Mama says) right on cue. I really like iPhones and iPads, so they're easy to kiss. But, to kiss somebody's face ... I make them work extra hard before I give in. And though kissing requires some prodding, it doesn't take me much to laugh along. I've noticed that when I start laughing - the really hard kind, where you throw your head back, laugh, & sigh all at the same time - everyone around me laughs even harder. If you don't already do this, take advice from this 6 month old and do it. It's guaranteed to bring a laugh.