This is another episode of “Previously on Amara”. This one is from February of 2008, she was almost 4 years old! I had to share this memory. Amara really has a difficult time not laughing…
It all started when Grampy asked Amara if she had ever seen him imitate a balloon? I’d never seen him imitate a balloon. We were both curious and so Grampy puffed up his cheeks and made Amara poke them with her fingers. He went spirally around the room making a hissing noise and doing the best imitation of a balloon that I had ever seen. Amara was in hysterics. “Do it again!” “Do it again!” Remember, she was only 4.
It was sometime later that Amara tried to pout and she did it by making what has come to be known as “The Puffer Face”. She looked just like Grampy had looked when he was pretending to be a balloon. So of course I started laughing hysterically! And then Amara started trying very hard not to laugh. It became my challenge. Any time she would get upset and try to pout I would tease her that “I bet you can’t make the Puffer Face without laughing. Don’t laugh — Don’t laugh!” I would taunt. And she couldn’t do it.
She still can’t do it!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.