Saturday, June 06, 2009

Rarr

In our home, rarring is the biggest insult. The girls will sit around the table and Winnie will say a little tiny "rarr". Immediately the other girls will protest loudly, "She rarred at me!!!" Winnie was the brains behind this pasttime. She started it about two months ago (probably after hearing one of her sisters roar) and she does it daily. I've tried different tactics in dealing with this family crisis. At first it was just funny. Then the girls started getting so upset by it that I tried to keep Winnie from doing it, but that seemed ridiculous too. So then I told the girls to just do it back to her.

Winnie can dish it out but she can't take it. She starts it but the moment one of the other girls rarr back at her she accusingly exclaims, "Mommy! Ael rarred!" or, "No! Aia rarred!" The other day after she started it I quietly roared at her. "No, Mommy," she said. Then I roared a little louder. "Noooo, Mommy!" she said. I couldn't resist- I did it again. A big one that made her jump. She burst into tears and didn't stop crying for 10 minutes. It ruined her whole day.

Poor little thing. It didn't stop her. Last night she rarred again. So we got it on video for posterity.
video video

12 comments:

HopiQ said...

*chuckle*



Rarrrr!!!

mattanderin said...

you are HILARIOUS! i'm going to miss that this year!!!!

Sabrina said...

Nice :)

Kate said...

I laughed so hard! No wonder Winnie was scared! :)

pat ve said...

When they've mastered the "raar" or "rarr" whitchever it is, you can start on burping and progress to burping the alphabet. Or you can do chubby bunnies. I don't think you'll lack for any ideas. Sounds like Winnie has a very petite "rarr". Cute. Oh, yes. what is Daddy's "rarr" like?

The Bradley's said...

I just about cried Val! That was scary! :) Hilarious!

Patti and Bruce said...

love the carrot finale :)
Patti

Anonymous said...

Count your blessings! With boys, our dinner table is filled with burps and tooting noises (or even saying the word "toot" which is apparently hilarious to a kid)followed by uncontrollable laughter which is almost impossible to reign in once started. I feel your pain...:-)
Beth

Jean said...

So laughable. "This too shall pass" or grow into something even bigger and louder.

Have fun.

aliann said...

hilarious! Our kids used to "moo" each other. Yes, with tears and all the drama... "Mommy, he mooed me!"
Like you, we just mooed back at them.

Desiree said...

That cracked me up!!! Thanks for the laugh. It makes me feel so much better (in some sick way) that other families deal with this silly stuff too. "He looked at me and touched my arm" or "She's breathing my air." I know I did it too, although I don't totally remember.... Weird. God, we need you.

The Biehns said...

LOL...absolutely love it!!