Sofia is funny. I am not sure if she is trying to be. Sometimes it is really obvious she knows she is being hysterical and will let out a full bellied “Ha!” to let you know you should be laughing. Other times we have to stifle our laughter because she isn’t trying to be funny and we don’t want her thinking we are making fun of her, or having a laugh at her expense. More and more I have had to run out of the room because I might laugh to hard. Or pee my pants. Either way, not good.
Our latest comedy has come from an unlikely source. Her tantrums. She is so distraught if she doesn’t get her way that she will almost immediately start crying. First comes the tears, then goes the throwing on the floor, then comes the head in the hands. And then a muffled “Oh, man!”. You can feel her heartbreak and her despair, but at the same it is hilarious because that is exactly what Swiper the fox says when his tries to get what he wants is foiled. Last night I was cooking dinner and Bean was begging for some M&Ms, the last of her candy from the Easter Bunny. I kept telling her no and she kept saying yes, and no and yes and no and yes and as I said before NO! and omigosh woman give me some M&Ms! Finally the tears came. And she flung herself on the floor. And her head fell in her hands. And just when I thought I knew what was coming she lets out a “I don’t know what to do!”. I wasn’t sure if I heard her right and she read my mind and said it again, just louder. “I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO”. Me either sweet bean. Me either.