Saturday, October 06, 2007

Comedic Interactions

...between Meghan and Grace, and Meghan and Charlie.

Recently, we were on our way to my in-laws house for a visit. Grace and Meghan were fastened into their car seats appropriately. About half way there, Meghan began to make some vocalizing sounds sort of like when she was baby and had just discovered that she had a voice. Her squeals morphed into an exhaling song of some kind, which she was making up as we drove.

It was beginning to grate on me and Grace.

"Meghan, please stop!" I asked. "You're getting too loud. Use your inside voice."

Songs continued to come out of her mouth in an increasing tone and volume.

"Meghan!" I said again.

"Meghan! I don't want to hear another peep out of you!" Grace exclaimed.

To which, Meghan placed her index finger on her thumb to form the equivalent of a chick's beak and began to taunt Grace with:

"Peep! Peep! Peeeeeep! Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!"

We all began laughing our heads off.

I was stunned at her ability to judge her sister's frustration with her, and keep pressing Grace's "buttons" further.


On Thursday, Charlie, Meghan, and I were gathered around the kitchen table. Meghan was picking at her food, and Charlie and I were coaxing her to eat just a few more bites of this or a few more bites of that.

Eventually, the dinner began to whind down, and Charlie began to tell Meghan how they would be going to the library after dinner. He began setting the stage of going to the library in his best parental tone.

Meghan blankly stared at him and responded with this: "Blah! Blah! Blah! Blaaaaaaaah!"

Charlie and I couldn't help but laugh. I envisioned a Peanuts-like "wa wa wa. wa wa."

I can't help but wonder if we have a budding commedian in our midst. LOL

1 comment:

childlife said...

Oh, too funny! They both just sound delightfully witty. Wishing you luck with your budding comedic talents : )