My baby thinks I happen to be the most thrilling thing since the invention of the upside-down roller coaster. If I were to use some of my more simple material… say giving her a big open mouth smile… she is overcome with delight. Or lets say if I were to step it up a bit and transform my fingers into the tickle monster, she will squeal with glee as her eyes smile with giggles.
I never knew I could make someone that happy.
The problem with this, is that I am getting an ego thinking everyone should laugh hysterically if I pop up from behind a door. I get confused when fluttering my lips doesn’t make someone totally enamored by me. It is like the older people get, the harder you have to work for them to enjoy you.
Is that because what seems amusing as a baby gets old through repetition? Or that our sense of humor becomes more refined? I find that hard to believe considering the success of the Jackass trilogy… When I think about how much the average adult laughs compared to a baby, I wonder why we have gotten so serious? Maybe everyone should just lighten up and realize that my chewing on a squeekie toy is seriously comical.