There’s something about the word “ALAMAK” that tickles Ethan’s funny bone every time we say it. If he is on the verge of tears, all we need to do is to *pretend* we dropped something and exclaim, “Alamak!” and he will start giggling!
It all started a few months ago when I was changing him and I accidentally dropped something (his tube of Drapolene, I think). I (genuinely) said “Alamak!” and he started laughing. I tried with “Aiyo!” – also same results.
To this day, we don’t know why he loves to watch us dropping stuff and saying “Alamak!”, “Aiyo!” or “Aiyaaa!”. The very sound of his giggles just brightens our day.