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ticka, ticka, ticka

I am ticklish, Dear Reader. I only tell you that because you're all the way over there, and I'm all the way over here. If you lived in my town, I wouldn't have mentioned it.

My sister knows that I'm ticklish. Unfortunately, she lives over here, too.

So when I bent over recently and stretched to reach a book on a shelf, exposing the small of my back to the room, my sister tickled me. Right there. I straightened up, jumped into the air, and screamed with uncontrollable laughter.

You can see where this is going, right, Dear Reader?

Grace saw. She saw the whole thing, from the flitting fingers to the shivering squeals.

Guess what, Dear Reader.

Grace was amused. She wondered if she could produce the squeal and the laughter. She tried. She was successful.

She's got the knack. She does it just like Aunt Amanda showed her, and she gets me every time.

Now, every chance she gets, Grace sneaks up on me and tickles me. I pretend that I don't hear her coming, whispering ticka ticka ticka. I don't have to pretend that it makes me laugh.

It makes her laugh, too. If that's all it takes for me to hear that precious sound, I'll let her tickle me forever.

Ticka, ticka, ticka!

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46 thoughts on “ticka, ticka, ticka”

  1. Too cute. Then you get that little giggle from her too. Little giggles should be bottled and sold – they would make millions!

  2. Too cute. Then you get that little giggle from her too. Little giggles should be bottled and sold – they would make millions!

  3. My husband knows not to tickle me. I have PTSD from tickle torture by my older sister as a kid. Not really, but…I don’t like it!

  4. My husband knows not to tickle me. I have PTSD from tickle torture by my older sister as a kid. Not really, but…I don’t like it!

  5. What a great post! You are so right about that laugh. There is nothing in the world like it! I wish I could bottle it up and save it for times when I really need something to brighten my day!

  6. What a great post! You are so right about that laugh. There is nothing in the world like it! I wish I could bottle it up and save it for times when I really need something to brighten my day!

  7. lol! Too cute.

    I have a tickle spot that my husband found, right near my hip … all he has to do it poke me there and it just drops me to my knees.

  8. lol! Too cute.I have a tickle spot that my husband found, right near my hip … all he has to do it poke me there and it just drops me to my knees.

  9. I love tickling my boys and hearing those cute deep belly laughs! But I hate being tickled–it’s more painful than enjoyable!

  10. What a cute post!!! Your daughter sounds adorable!! My kids love tickling me too and they laugh right along with me. There is nothing in the world like the sound of laughter coming from a child’s mouth!!!

  11. What a cute post!!! Your daughter sounds adorable!! My kids love tickling me too and they laugh right along with me. There is nothing in the world like the sound of laughter coming from a child’s mouth!!!

  12. I can just imagine those cute little hands trying to get ya! And those laughs are the best. I love to hear my daughters laugh, even my 21 year old. Enjoy every moment!

  13. I can just imagine those cute little hands trying to get ya! And those laughs are the best. I love to hear my daughters laugh, even my 21 year old. Enjoy every moment!

  14. Aww, so cute! We have lots of ticklish people in our family too. My daughter didn’t seem to be at first but now she giggles like crazy. I have to remember one day to get the videocamera out!

  15. Aww, so cute! We have lots of ticklish people in our family too. My daughter didn’t seem to be at first but now she giggles like crazy. I have to remember one day to get the videocamera out!

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