This is probably not the nicest thing in the world, but it is so funny. Our child is afraid of lots of things. Loud dogs, quick movements, people who try to talk to her (like grandpas and waiters).
For Christmas on the Norgaards side, my aunt Peg got Lola a Tickle Me Elmo, which I honestly thought she would love. Well, she is scared to death of it. Seriously. We've taken it out a few times, but the result is always the same: As soon as Lola sees it she starts shrieking and crying hysterically. OK. So we moved it and hid it in a corner of her bedroom so she doesn't have to see it.
Yesterday, now that she is more into exploring, she crawled into that corner and saw Elmo was there. I wasn't home at the time, but Ray was - and he said that as soon as she saw Elmo she started wailing, as if to say, "I didn't know he was here!" He got the cutest picture: (Just look at how stiff her entire body is!)
In the same vein, Ray and I decided a week or so ago to get Lola a new toy (as if she needs any more). She loves butterflies, so we picked out this butterfly that rolls away flapping its wings and stops, waiting for the baby to crawl after it. If it is knocked over, it rights itself and keeps on rolling. It's super cute. And I thought Lola would love it.
Well, she is terrified of it.
Here's a video:
Anyhow, just thought I'd share!
- Bethany :)