When POD was a baby, she screwed her nose up a lot. Although a sign of affection, some would see it as scowling and react with “what a strange thing to do” or “why does she do that?”. It was highly entertaining especially when she did this!
Playing in her travel cot she liked to stick her tongue out then squash her face against the netted sides. She knew it raised a smile and the *occasional* snort.
POD screwing up her nose is now an endearing feature. Just a few wrinkles in-between her wonderful blue eyes.
Her repertoire of facial expressions has expanded though. She can stretch her top and bottom lips over her teeth and simultaneously open her mouth really wide. If you’re lucky, it’s also coupled with “hewow”. Another one of her funny faces is here.
POD has recently taken to pulling faces with her fingers, usually at the most inappropriate moments. The face you see before you was made whilst visiting a National Trust property at the weekend. There was no reason for it and I don’t know who it was directed at – if indeed it was directed at anyone. Given she thinks rats come from carrots your guess is as good as mine!
Best of all was something unexpected that happened in the car on the way home. POD was quiet so presuming she’d fallen asleep I turned round to check her. What greeted me was a staring expression which said “that’s disgusting”. It was directed towards the CD player which was playing Little Red Riding Hood – a story she requests all the time.
It was such a strange face it made me laugh. When I glanced back again, her face was the same, she’d not moved. I looked briefly on two more occasions, exactly the same. She’d not reacted to my laughter at all. The final time I looked back, the expression hadn’t changed but a limp tongue was also out.
I haven’t laughed so much in ages, I was almost in tears. What made it so amusing was that POD didn’t crack, she didn’t even make eye contact. A brilliant moment that created a proper full on belly laugh. Not a bad effort for a toddler.