Monday, 16 May 2011
One of those fascinating parenthood micro-events happened last night - the sort that are apparently mundane, but when it's your kids, whom you observe so closely, the event takes on some profound insight.
We were watching Bedknobs & Broomsticks, and while Bella was rapt, Ryan was barely watching and more absorbed in playing with his trucks. At one point in the film, the father figure is juggling and drops an apple into the gravy, which splashes all over his face. One by one, the whole family in the movie starts laughing until they're all guffawing. It's actually rather twee and forced, but as they start to laugh on the TV, Bella and Ryan join in. I don't think either of them found the initial event that funny (not even sure Ryan caught it), but they were both guffawing away as much as the folks in the movie.
Such is the infectious power of laughter. Haha!