Mar 6, 2008

Snort Fest

Another dinner in my house equals another night of unexpected surprises. For whatever reason, Bennett was standing by my chair during dinner and I reached over and planted a kiss on his nose. My children love to "rub them in" although, it would appear to any outsider, that they are wiping off their beloved mother's kiss.

As Bennett is rubbing his kiss in, he snorts and says he's rubbing it in extra good. We all bust a gut laughing. This, of course, was the last thing we expected from him. He's well known for his little piggy squeal cry, but I never knew he also had the capacity to snort so well and realistically. It was a kodak moment.

So now that he knows he can elicit a laugh from all of us, he starts snorting up a storm. He wants to have a contest to see who can snort the loudest. In the midst of our little 'contest' I stop and ask myself, "are these manners I hoped to be instilling in my children at the dinner table?" The obvious answer is "no" - but it was just so funny.

I so wish I had my camera. The face he makes when he snorts like a piggy is beyond funny. He looks up, tightens his neck and jaw muscles and then channels one of the loudest noises he can find within himself. We all had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard. Truly, there wasn't anything that could have been funnier to us at the time.

It appears Bennett gets this skill from Daddy.

I was awarded the 'quietest snort' award.

And Chloe, she got it all backwards. She couldn't snort in, she kept trying to blow air and noise out her nose. Something always ended up coming out of her mouth in my direction each time. Obviously, we need to spend a little more quality time giving Chloe guidance in this area.

Thankfully nobody choked on dinner during our little snort fest tonight.
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2 comments:

Katrina said...

As a person who inadvertently snorts when laughing really hard, I appreciate the comedic value of a good snort. There are countless other opportunities to instill manners, but you have to grab these teachable moments when they occur!

Jennboree said...

You really should teach Chloe the fine art of snorting. Just look what it has done for Nicole Kidman! Okay, maybe it wasn't her snorting...

My husband still rubs his mother's kisses in.

Never a dull moment in your home. I like that!

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