There I said it. It's all out in the open. Now I just have to come to grips with it: Rachel is nuts. She never sits still, she is always babbeling something incomprehensable, and she laughs randomly. I love her to death, but she is a wacky one. Now maybe it's just because she is 15 months...but I doubt it. There are a couple other kids her age in church that she plays with and they have nowhere near the energy that she has. They sit still calmly on their mother's laps and smile fondly at the people near them. They don't make loud fake laughing noises just for fun.
Don't get me wrong though. I wouldn't have it any other way. Who would I have to enertain me? Take for instance tonight when she was eating dinner. Spencer was on the phone talking to some survey guy and I was sitting at the table half reading a book and half watching Rachel eat. I guess I wasn't paying enough attention to her because she just starts laughing! I wish you could hear it, but I'll try to describe it as best I can with words. First of all it's a fake laugh. There's nothing funny going on. Second, it is quite cackely. She does this cackle sound from the back of her throat, opens her mouth, sticks out her tongue and tries to laugh. It's the funniest sound ever.
Her fake laugh isn't the only thing that makes her a hyper kid. She dances too. Last week she started doing the famous dance move from Flashdance. She'll stand there, dancing in place while breathing faster and faster until it sounds like she's about to explode! It's hilarious to watch. I feel like singing, "She's a maniac, maniac on the floor. And she's dancing like she never danced before."
I don't know what I'm going to do with this kid. She has so much energy, now only if I could figure out a way to harness this energy to power my home and fuel our cars. Any ideas??