We’ve been a bit puzzled by Ceilidh’s behaviour lately. She’s been spending a lot of time standing over a sleeping Freckle … just staring at her face. When we ask her what she’s doing, she quickly moves on, muttering something indecipherable under her breath. The other morning, Mary Doug caught Ceilidh standing in front of the CD cabinet, which has glass doors and on a good day you can see your reflection. Mary Doug said she couldn’t be sure, but it looked like Ceilidh was making faces at herself! I told her not to be silly … but wondered if this might be a sign of age (Ceilidh, not Mary Doug). Then I saw Ceilidh yesterday in front of the cabinet… doing something weird with her lips. I just shrugged my shoulders and watched her wander down the hallway as if making faces at herself in the cabinet mirror was an everyday occurrence.
But then last night, Ceilidh said, “OK, I think I’m ready!” Mary Doug and I looked at each other and then back at Ceilidh. Ceilidh said, “Ready? Watch this!” Then she stuck her tongue out as you can see in the photo and said “It’s not that hard to look cute! The whole world thinks that Freckle is ‘just adorable’ with her tongue that hangs out. Well, it’s not that hard ya know!”
What else do you do? We applauded and gave her a few pointers… like she needs to work on her asymmetry to get the Freckle impersonation perfect. You gotta love ‘em eh?