A world of pure imagination …

Her big brown eyes darted at me and grew larger with surprise. Her smile was priceless. That was the moment after I told my toddler daughter that our living room floor was an ocean and there was a shark, so she’d better jump on the couch boat for safety.

She grabbed my hand and jumped up with me onto the couch. She stared at the flood and laughed. When her eyes met mine, I felt I could read her thoughts. It’s like I blew her mind that I could see something that wasn’t really there and she knew it was all for fun.

To all of you, I just seem plain bat-crap crazy. But to my kid, I am amazing, silly and adventurous.

Since she was conceived, I’ve been singing silly songs that I’ve proudly made up on my own. My favorite is my version of R&B singer Kellis’ “Milkshake” song, which I can’t really detail the lyrics for this family/newspaper blog. But I’ll give you a hint: Breast-feeding!

It’s been fun coming up with ways to make my kids laugh and have “our” time. When I want to sweep or mop, I turn on the radio and dance while moving around the house. I put a washcloth under my daughter’s feet and teach her to scoot along to the music while she is inadvertently cleaning my kitchen floor. Pure genius.

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    Christine Teldeschi is editor of the LENS section and the TimeOut tab of The Record. She and her husband are raising their two children in Stockton with a live, love and lots of laughs approach to parenting. Read Full
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