Surprise – Monday moments

I’m in the kitchen chopping vegetables. Reid sneaks up on me. She will call “boo!” and I will jump. It’s a sort of ritual she and I share. I am rarely startled but she loves to think I am. I love the joy on Reid’s face when she believes that she has startled me. We both get so much out of these moments.

Once in a while, though, I can’t resist. On exaggerated tiptoes, Reid comes up behind me. I whirl and say, “boo!” before she has the chance. Reid jumps and we both laugh. The glee at a surprise can be shared.

Reid is neither sneaky nor subtle. She gets these – or lacks these – traits from me. In theĀ indomitable way of children though, she is utterly unaware of these facts.

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3 Responses to “Surprise – Monday moments”

  1. Brie says:

    I love that you beat her to it!

  2. Sara says:

    For the last few months we’ve been in the midst of a ‘boo’ phase. The monkey loves to scare people with his boo (often repeatedly) but it’s so much fun to turn the tables on him! He’s a jumper and a giggler when you boo back!