Clara has very recently fallen in love with words. There are just some that she loves to say, and of course some that are ridiculously funny. I am loving it. It all started with the word burp, which ended the book A Birthday for Cow. I would read, “Burp,” then Clara would repeat it again and again with more and more uncontrollable giggling each time. Then the word “toot” started to elicit the same reaction and I thought that maybe it was only bodily sounds that she found so funny. That was until yesterday.
Clara loves watermelon. She loves it more than any other fruit and almost as much as chocolate. As I was cutting up a watermelon yesterday, Clara was snatching pieces out of the bowl next to me and shoving them into her mouth. Juice was rolling down her chin and all over her shirt. I said, “That’s some juicy watermelon, isn’t it?” Clara’s response?
“Juicy!!!” followed by a gale of laughter.
“Juicy!!” More giggles.
“Juicy!!” Howls of laughter.
“Juicy!!” Practically rolling on the floor.