Sunday, January 13, 2008

My poor sick baby

O.K. my baby is not really sick. I became intrigued last week when I was reading one of my baby books. They said that babies Aidan's age will sometimes fake a cough. They do this because 1. It is a new sound they can make and they think it is cool and 2. adults usually make a big deal when they cough and they think it is funny. I had to test this on Aidan. He had been coughing a lot and I was wondering if it was a real cough or if he was just faking me out. Now I know that part of the reason he has been coughing is because of all the saliva he is producing right now. He sometimes gets choked on his own spit but other times seem a little fishy to me. Well sure enough he has been faking me out at times. For the past couple of days we have been playing the "sick baby" game. For some reason he likes to do this when he is on his changing table. I really had him going before I got out the camera ( isn't that always how it works). He would cough, I would make a big deal out of it and he would begin giggling so hard it made me start laughing. He kept doing this over and over. Pretty funny- my little guy! I don't think this is a good thing that I am teaching him but it is funny nonetheless.

I also forgot to mention the "stroke" that Annabelle had when we were away for Christmas. My mom, aunt, myself, and Clinton were at the cabin. We were getting ready to leave and we were all standing in the kitchen. Annabelle has faked a limp before when she senses we are leaving and not taking her. However, this time she acted like she had a full out stroke. She picked up one front paw, the other front paw, then both back legs. She was shaking and acting like she couldn't walk. She looked like a drunk stumbling around. I became very worried at this point because I had never seen her that bad before. The entire time Clinton was saying, "she's faking, she's faking"I said "I'm not sure, I think she is having a stroke." I picked her up and held her close for a couple of minutes. Clinton said, "Annabelle do you want to go for a walk?" She immediately jumped out of my arms and pranced over to him. I swear that dog is going to give me a heart attack one day!


Anonymous said...

You are going to regret encouraging the fake cough!!!

Annabelle. That child is too smart for her own good! Too smart for humans! -Cara

P.S. Why haven't I gotten any pictures lately?????

Scarlett_333 said...

Oh my gosh- that's so funny!!!


Rhonda said...

Ha Ha Looks like everyone wants your attention. That is too cute, Aiden fake coughing and Annabelle fake stroking It must feel good to be loved so much. ha ha ha