Annalyn has been trying to jump this week. I don’t even know what’s “normal” for gross motor skill milestones anymore, but I’m finding this even more exciting than when she started walking backwards a couple weeks ago.
And cuter, too – because when I asked her to try to jump, she concentrated so hard, even holding her mouth crooked. You know that helps, right? Holding your mouth right?
I don’t know where that phrase comes from. In my mind, I can hear my mom and my granny saying it. Is it a southern saying? Or just something my family said?
What about you? Do you have to hold your mouth just right when you’re doing something difficult or new?
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Well, it worked for Michael Jordan, so perhaps AL has got the right idea. If she starts slam dunking, then I will tell you- she is way ahead of the gross motor chart! lol
Too cute! Enjoy this time. She will be kicking you out of the cool club before you know it, and you will miss these times!
Well, you know it's a proven fact you have to hold your mouth open just right to put on mascara.
Libbie sucks her lip when she's concentrating really hard.
My husband used to tease me about how I opened and closed my mouth while feeding baby food to our son. The other night I was sitting at the dining table putting cookies in snack bags and hubs was spying on me and then teased me about how I was opening my mouth. What can I say? Annalyn knows it, too. The mouth move helps you concentrate! Good for her for jumping—I wish you could show us a video.
I was just about to tell you all about my mascara face and apparently Jessie does the same thing! My college roommates would secretly watch me put it on and then we would all laugh until I had black stuff all over my face. Oh my. I think that was my excuse most days for being late to class!
H-man is jumping on our mini trampoline and it's so cute. Very white, but so cute.
My family does more with tongue contortions than holding the mouth "just so." However, I think they are cousins… and obviously must be valuable since so many of us can relate!
I'm lovin' her hair there. :)
I bite my bottom lip to concentrate on something … my dad does the same thing!
On a side note – just noticed your Blissdom button … hope to meet you there!!
that is so something our family used to say… whenever my mom would be concentrating on something she was doing, my dad would always break the silence and say "dear? you're not holding your mouth right."
When I'm concentrating really hard on something, I crinkle up my chin. My hubby calls it my "Grandma chin". LOL Even funnier though, Katie does the same thing! She must've learned it from her mamma!
Oh my word — this reminds me of how Molly sticks her tongue out when she colors or writes her name. I second the comment above about opening our mouths when we put on mascara. What is up with that?…
And btw, have I told you lately that she's just so stinkin' cute?! :)