Sunday, 3 August 2014: One Year, One Hundred and Twenty Five Days Old.
Ayla’s learned to cover her ears and shout!
It’s hilarious. Ayla will suddenly slam both hands against each side of her head, cover her ears and yell “ya ya ya” before cracking up into a giggle.
I have no idea where she learned it, maybe from wearing ear muffs while we using power tools on our renovations, but this morning Ayla did it out of the blue.
Ayla’s had a bit of an ear thing going for a while now.
A few months ago I noticed her pinching the tops of her ears with her fingers so I went in to give them a rub for her.
Just like The Dog does, Ayla’s head melted into my hand, her eyes rolled back in her head and she let out a soft groan.
Ever since then I’ve notice Ayla pinch at her ears when she’s tired, upset or a bit out of sorts, and if she’s in need of a little settling I’ll rub her ears for her.
But the comfort Ayla gets from that was nothing like the laughs she got from hearing her voice change when she covered her ears the morning, then again tonight at tea.