We really do have a lot of rituals that we go through with Amara. I’ve told you about when I leave her house and head home to Grampy, she always has to send him home hugskisspoketicklespiderbites. And when her parents drop her off at our house, well we have a ritual for that, too.
Since Grampy and I both grew up in the 60s, one of the first things that we taught Amara was “Peace”. When Mommy and Daddy would drop her off, the 3 of us would go outside and wave goodbye and wave Peace. Of course back then Amara’s speech wasn’t great and peace often came out as peas. As her speech improved peace/peas became a new and fun game.
“Peas!” “Corn!” “Cauliflower!” “Ice Cream!”
“Ice cream?” “Ice cream isn’t a vegetable!”
To which Amara will throw her head back and laugh. Then we all start laughing. Amara loves it when she can do things that sets the 3 of us all of laughing. Between the water wars, the Christmas carols, the art exhibits on the driveway — we must really keep the neighbors entertained!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.