American in Spain

Blanket Face

May 28, 2009
First Worn Summer Dress

Today the weather was very nice and Nora wore a dress for the first time (if you don't count the baptism). I also filmed a favorite1 game of Nora's, which, for lack of a better name, I'll call Blanket Face. The gist of the game involves Marga throwing a blanket over Nora's face and then removing it. This "blindness quickly replaced by Mommy's loving face" provides the shock-relief cycle that is the basis of human laughter, and this activity elicits the closest thing Nora has to laughter.

First some summer dress photos, and then a video of Blanket Face in action. First Worn Summer Dress

On the changing table.

First Worn Summer Dress

Somewhat smiling on the bed.

First Worn Summer Dress with Mommy

Looking good in Mommy's arms.

Blanket Face is not only a fun pastime, but also didactic about what to do if you see someone on fire!

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1Excluding bath time or any activity involving fluids entering or leaving her body.