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Thursday, March 23, 2006  

Lesson in a Bag

One of the things we've been working on with M. Small is animal noises. He's known for months that a cow says "moo," and sheep saying "baa" and ducks saying "kack" weren't far behind. But the other night, Trash decided we should spend a little time focusing on the vital life skill of knowing wht other animals say. So at snack time, she broke out the bag of Animal Crackers.

I didn't realize at the time that she was screwing me over. She got to feed him the cookies, and I had to stand by making animal noises for his edification. Whatever she happened to pull out of the bag, I had to imitate.

Trash: [Pulling out a cracker] "What does an elephant say?"
Me: [Makes trumpeting sound, raising one arm in front of face like a trunk]
M. Small: [Smiles, eats cracker]

You can already see where this is likely to become embarrassing.

Trash: [Pulling out a cracker] "What does a monkey say?"
Me: "Oo oo ee ee ee ah ah!"
M. Small: [Smiles, eats cracker.]
Trash: [Pulling out a cracker] "What does a camel say?
Me: [Makes horrible spitting noises like the llamas on The Amazing Race that time, thinking those were camels and not llamas]
Trash: [Laughs hysterically]
M. Small: [Laughs, eats cracker.]
Trash: [Pulling out a cracker] What does a giraffe say?
Me: "..."
Trash: "..."
M. Small: "..." [eats cracker]
Trash: [Pulling out a cracker] "What does a zebra say?"
Me: "..."
Trash: "Come on."
Me: "ZEEEeeee..."
Trash: "...?"
Me: "...bra."
Trash: "I don't think so."
M. Small: [Eating cracker]: "Zeeee!"
Trash: [Pulling out a cracker]: "What does a seal say?"
Me: [Singing] "And we're never gonna surviiiiive, unless..."
Trash: "Don't confuse him."
Me: "Oh, Heidi Klum, I'm so glad we're married."
Trash: "Stop it."
M. Small [Having eaten seal cracker and now reaching for the next one]
Me: "Ark, ark ark."
Trash: "What does a camel say?"
Me: [Horrible spitting noises]

So, yeah, it was embarrassing, but now when you ask M. Small what a monkey says, he'll actually say "Eee eee ooh ooh." Which is more embarrassing for him, but he's still cute enough to get away with it. No fair.

posted by M. Giant 8:12 PM 8 comments


No one knows what a Zebra says its a secret. You Guys know they have those spinning things that will do the same thing. Much easier. Unless of course you are willing to do an audio-blog for us.

By Blogger princessprattle, at March 23, 2006 at 10:47 PM  

I thought a zebra would say "who's behind the dooooorrr...."

By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2006 at 6:45 AM  

For your future reference, a zebra is a member of the donkey family. It is not so close to the horse as many people think, so it's more a donkey with stripes than a horse with stripes. It's sound resembles the whining noise of a donkey, but it's stretched longer. Something like 'whahah, hah... whahah, hah' while you pinch your nose closed. Put National Geographic on at any time, you'll see what I mean.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2006 at 6:50 AM  

Okay, the seal/Seal thing had me cracking up at my desk for several minutes. So funny.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2006 at 11:59 AM  

"Oh, Heidi Klum, I'm so glad we're married"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thank you for the best laugh all day.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2006 at 1:52 PM  

Love your M Small stories! My son is 1, and we're playing many of the same games. He'll neigh for a horse and woof for a dog, but none of these fancy animals yet. :)

By Blogger Lady M, at March 24, 2006 at 9:44 PM  

People with little people: unite and take over!

Loved the story!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 27, 2006 at 6:11 AM  

Honestly. The "and we're never gonna surviiiiive..." was totally playing in my head the MOMENT I read from one line to the next.


Also made me laugh/snort out loud in my office.

By Blogger ~ courtney ~, at March 28, 2006 at 7:32 AM  

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