A New Habit

A new sound can be heard echoing through my house these days. This sound is usually produced by a large, beer-guzzling man, not by a sweet girl at the tender age of 5. Apparently, Kate picked up this gem of a habit from spending time with her soda-chugging tween-age cousins.

Kate thought this belching thing looked, and sounded, like loads of fun, so she decided to give it a whirl. She pounded a cupful of milk, tilted her head back, and let loose. The belch that escaped her lips was incongruous to her diminutive stature. True to the principles of behavior, this act garnered such a reaction that it was immediately reinforced and thus has since been reproduced quite frequently.

Fortunately, I am teaching my children the virtue of good manners. Each time she produces an earth-rumbling belch, Kate, the little lady that she is, always says, " 'scuse me."


kristen said...

burping is a favorite activity in our house too!


Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Great writing! At least she'll be a hit with the guys. Her brother was bound to teach her within a few more months anyway.

proud grandma said...

Oh, memories of the past!
Remind you of anyone?!?
Love that sweet little girl!

Delilah said...

Kristen- I think the teenage years will be a lot of fun ;)

Lori- And now she will be teaching him, I'm sure!

Proud Grandma- Do you think burping is hereditary? Ricky will be so proud!

Marla said...

How cute! It is so hard not to laugh when things like that happen. I imagine it is the cutest belch we could ever hear!

Niksmom said...

ROFL at the image! Oh, and my 30-something sister-in-law can belch the alphabet. Hey, we've all got to have a goal, right? ;-)

Delilah said...

Marla- It's very hard to keep a straight face. I have to turn the other way sometimes.

Niksmom- My 31 year-old brother has the same talent as your sister!

Anonymous said...

so funny!

Dave has been cultivating Fluffy's interest in fart jokes ever since he cut the cord in the delivery room and now, finally, at the age of 6, he is THRILLED that he and his son can sit around cutting them loose and laughing up a storm.

Delilah said...

Kyra- I think that is the direction we are heading in!