Repertoire

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Sunday, 16 February 2014: Three Hundred and Twenty One Days Old.

Ayla has added yet another super cute trick to her repertoire; giving kisses on the cheek.

Ayla’s actually been giving kisses for a long time now, maybe since she was about six or seven months old, but until today I think Ayla’s kisses were more like an involuntary action of overwhelming love…. like when a puppy wags its tail.

But this morning, after a day or so of trying to teach her, I asked Ayla to give me a kiss and pointed to my cheek – and she did!

We kept practicing all day, and by the time Hubby got home Ayla had it down to a fine art; he asked for a kiss and Ayla immediately opened her mouth and leaned in close until her tiny slobbery lips were planted firmly on her Daddy’s stubbly cheek.

So that means Ayla’s list of tricks is now sitting at around ten (that I can think of right now), including;

  • Waving hello and goodbye
  • Clapping
  • Clicking (like giddyup horsey!)
  • Giving high-fives
  • Blowing raspberries
  • Flicking her lips with her fingers to make a “bubble-bubble” noise
  • Dancing

Annnnd, what’s awesome is that Ayla can apply each of these tricks at the appropriate time, without a demonstration!

  • Pointing
  • Sniffing, with a scrunched up face
  • Sticking out her tongue

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