Friday, July 07, 2006

Magical Lights and Confetti

While I was in Texas, my parents loved trying to teach Avery new 'tricks.' Each morning after Avery woke up, I would take her to my parents' bedroom so she could play in the bed before breakfast.

My mom has a painting above her bed with a light attached to the top. The first morning mom said to Avery, "look, it's magical...if you blow like this (blow), look what happens!" So, of course the light would come on or off because mom controlled the switch that was behind the pillows. The first two mornings Avery didn't get the 'blow' part down, but by the third morning, Avery was walking all over the house, looking at all of the pictures and blowing! She did seem to get frustrated when those pictures did not seem as magical as the one above the bed. So, to accommodate her, my mom and dad would rush over to a light switch and turn it on or off accordingly. It is rather silly, especially when we're in stores, or church, or anywhere a light is present and Avery is blowing at it to make it go off. But I do love it because it shows how quickly children can learn something new.

Well, tonight Kenny took us to a Mexican food restaurant called the Blue Burrito. It was good, but pricey for a Mexican food place, another story all together. So, we're sitting there eating chips. Avery's doing a good job of biting off pieces of the chip instead of stuffing the whole thing in her mouth, although she tends to bite of lots and lots of pieces before swallowing, so it's almost as if she's stuffed the whole thing in her mouth anyway. I should add, during the meal, she had been turning around flirting with the people behind us. One time, she looked back at them without turning around, by leaning backwards (so she saw them upside down and thought it was really funny). On her way back up to the normal side of things, she noticed the light hanging above the table...and blew...

...Sounds harmless, but picture this...billions of tiny, crunched up chips flying out of her mouth like a fountain, falling back down on her face like confetti. Of course the light didn't go off, so she blew again, and the same thing happened with the few pieces that didn't find their way out the first time. Well, we couldn't hold our laughter in as much as Avery couldn't hold hers in. She may not have seen how funny it was, but she sure could feel how funny it was. Maybe it was one of those things where you had to be there, but if I ever need a laugh, I'm going to think of the fountain of chips.

4 comments:

sunny said...

Too cute! It is so amazing to watch your little ones learn something new. They give us the pleasure of enjoying the "simple" things in life.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

HILARIOUS!

Jamey said...

Tonight Avery tried to 'turn on' the dome light in the car (the entire time we drove around town looking at houses). I thought she was going to hyperventilate!

Kathy said...

That's great, Jamey! I can just picture the whole incident with your writing! great job
MamaKat