Thursday, December 3, 2009

Performing for Jillian

Jillian as a little baby. She still makes that face when she wants me to do something!

My kids are used to me making up voices for different characters. When I read a story, I can get dramatic and silly. These little improvisations are usually restricted to the walls of my home. Now Jillian is my number one audience for my little characterizations. Unlike the boys, Jillian likes me to turn into these characters in public too. She loves when I do baby voices. She is obsessed with her baby dolls. They don't necessarily go everywhere with us. Jillian has decided that they are still with us on our trips, just invisible. Guess who she wants to speak for them? I try to gently persuade her to save the game for home, but a determined four year old is a tough debating opponent. So here I am breaking into little baby one liners as we walk through a store or at the park. Jillian gets such a kick out of me playing this game. Hopefully, anyone who really KNOWS me will not think I'm losing it. A few times, another little girl or boy has joined in on this silly conversation. I think I managed to make my life a mobile romper room now.

It's all about fun!

29 comments:

Aleta said...

So, can you video tape it and put it on your blog? That sounds just too adorable!

Sue said...

enjoy it while it lasts.

Becca said...

Awe! I think that is just the sweetest thing! It sounds like you have so much fun with your little girl. That baby picture is just precious! I just love looking back at baby pictures and recognizing expressions that they are still making.

Warren Baldwin said...

You will be the most popular mom in the neighborhood!

Kringle said...

The picture makes my heart melt. Thank you for posting and blessings!
Kringle

christy rose said...

Awww! You are such a fun mom!

Joanne said...

Those are the special moments you'll always remember. I've always told my kids that I loved just hanging out with them when they were small, having them tag along as part of my day. It's an easy, pleasant time.

Christy said...

It is so fun being silly with the little ones. Little Jillian looks just like my favorite baby doll I had when I was little. Absolutely adorable. And what an expression. Love it.

T Rex Mom said...

Anyone who has kids probably would not think you were crazy walking around the store making funny voices. Those that cannot relate to the kid thing, well, it's their loss and let them think whatever they want. If she loves it - have a great time!

Valerie said...

All the kids in the neighborhood will be jealous. I think it's great the way you have fun with your children.

Kelly said...

Anything for our kiddos! Especailly if it means embarrassing ourselves in front of strangers with funny voices! And I guarantee anyone with their own children would understand!

H F W said...

Awww she was such a cute little baby!!

Susan Fobes said...

On the plus side, at least you don't have to move a doll around and talk as her while you're in public! On the downside, time will go by quickly and before long you won't be doing voices anymore.

Vicky said...

How fun to hear about her cute personality! And if you are in the moment with her having fun... well its a bond that you will always have! I think it's be so cute to see it on video!

Creativity!! said...

Hey Beautiful Girl :) :) Its A Real Fun To Play With Kids :) :) I Liked Jillian A Lot :) :)

Beth Kephart said...

I'm channeling you doing this.

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

You sound like such a fun and loving mom!

I wanted to take a minute to say thank you so much for continuing to come by my blog and leave such encouraging words for me. It truly means a lot, it really does.

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

{{HUGS}}

Teresa <><

Randi said...

I love the baby picture! She sure has beautiful eyes. So expressive!

You are such an amazing mother. I had a fun mom too, and I hope it's passed on somewhat. By your doing these fun things for her, you are modeling behavior that she will someday do with her own kids. It's so fun when you get to be a grandma and you see your own daughter doing the same silly things with her kids.

shabby girl said...

Such a sweet little face! You know, your kids will always remember how fun you made things. Can't you just see them doing the same with their children?

Judith Ellis said...

What a sweetie Jillian is! She will not change.

Dan Felstead said...

Awwww! She is so cute and she looks so much like you! Great post and have a great weekend.

Dan

Jenners said...

I love that face! How could you NOT perform for her!?

Life, Uncharted. said...

This is a beautiful post, it really is. Why not have fun reading a story, singing or anything! I'm sure they will appreciate it when they get older and look back on all the wonderful things you did for them, even if they make fun of it now. And that picture, LOVE IT!

Don said...

Reading with voices is soooo fun. Enjoy it while you can. Me? I do voices in my classroom; usually, I imitate my students' voices.

"Can I borrow a pencil, Mr. Evans?"

"Sure you can. Here."

No response as the pencil walks back to it's new seat.

Mr. Evans (in a child's voice) now says, "Thank you Mr. Evans. You are so kind. Thank you for lending me a pencil. I appreciate it."

Kids smile, snicker, and the pencil-borrower adds, "Oh. Thanks Mr. Evans."

Such fun ways to teach gratitude, manners, and even math sometimes.

"You are so clever," said Mr. Evans in the voice of Kelly. ;-)

Nina P. said...

You see the secret is if you talk to them that's OK. It's when those invisible dollies talk back that you need to worry.... (smiles and giggles) Have fun while you can, they grow up so fast. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Fresh Mommy said...

That is awesome. I'm sure everyone knows that you're with a 4 year old.. not crazy! My girl is all about her baby dolls as well, I think it's just so precious. :)

Ms Perfect said...

Cute cute cute! I love this picture. Makes me want to just mush on her! Love babies!

H.K. said...

I love that picture- she's adorable!!!

Gerri said...

Awwww. She has such a serious little face. I can see her using that face in many ways. :)