Only little babies do that…

a blog by Emily\’s mother

Toupee Or Not Toupee?

Posted by DINRIL on November 18, 2006

Please amuse me with more random words, mother…..Having previously discussed several ways in which we attempt to make Emily laugh, an unexpected one presented itself the other night. We were driving home from dinner at my mother-in-law’s, with one tired little girl in her car seat, and for some reason the conversation turned to toupees.

Quite what Emily found so amusing about the word I have no idea, but as soon as I said it she burst into giggles – and reacted in the exact same way every time I said it to her again. My husband joined in, shouting the word ‘toothpaste’ instead of ‘toupee’, which she thought was even funnier – and within seconds she had been transformed from a grumpy, exhausted little girl into a very happy one who just couldn’t stop laughing.

Then, as quickly as she had been amused by the whole thing, she stopped finding it funny, and no matter how many times I said the word ‘toupee’ to her today, she fixed me with a look that said, “Oh for heaven’s sake mother, that joke is so 24 hours ago.”

So it’s back to the drawing board in our efforts to make her laugh. Maybe I could start talking about wigs instead?


6 Responses to “Toupee Or Not Toupee?”

  1. Eldragon said

    That’s funny. Maybe she thought the way you looked when you said “toupee” and “toothpaste” was funny.

  2. tater03 said

    That’s cute. Don’t you wish you could know exactly what it was that she was hearing that she thought was so funny. Maybe the above poster is right in that it could be the facial expressions when you said the words.

  3. Melanie said

    It’s a mystery what makes babies laugh. I agree it might have been the facial expression – though I can’t imagine she could see it so well if you were driving in the car.

  4. Starlily said

    That’s funny! Maybe she just caught the humour in your voices? or liked the attention that she got the first time she reacted? That really is one of the challenging things about being a parent though I think, constantly being on the path of ‘what works’…

  5. katharina said

    This really made me smile. I can almost see her giggling over the word. Maybe you should try saying it into the mirror while holding Emily… if she doesn’t think it’s funny any longer, maybe Memily will! 🙂

  6. Melanie said

    Hee hee! That is cute Katharina. Try to get Memily to laugh and maybe Emily will join in.

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