Now You'll All Go Rent Brother Bear, Just to See What Our Life is Like

Family dinners are interesting in our house. With 6 of us around the table, there's never any lack of topics to discuss, and most of the time at least half of us want to contribute to the discussion at the same time. Becky described us as Italian Wannabes, and I think she's absolutely right. It seems that every time we get together, there's food involved and we're very loud.

We generally try to make an effort to include everyone in the dinnertime conversations. But poor Micah was feeling left out because it seems that everyone had something to say, and he couldn't contribute. But leave it to my boy to find a way to fit in. As we're deep in a discussion, Micah raises his hand. He waits patiently to be called on, and if you don't call on him in exactly .0000037 seconds he'll start with the OOOH! OOOH! OOOOH!s. It cracks us up every time.

Once Micah is called on, he'll launch into a story that resembles a scene from the Disney movie, Brother Bear. There are bears gathered in the river, tossing a salmon around. Whoever catches the fish has to share something interesting. One of the bears starts talking in a gruff and loud voice, while speaking what resembles muttering in a foreign language. When he's done talking, he breaks into laughter. The other bears are completely clueless about what he said. That is Micah at dinnertime. Exactly. The gruff voice, the unintelligible mumbling, the laughing at the end - exactly. We just can't decide whether we love the OOH! OOH! OOH! or the story telling better.

the girls


Burgh Baby said...

I should start raising my hand at dinner. Maybe then I could get a word in edgewise.

Annette W. said...

I may not comment often, but I always love what you share.

Your family is so funny! And fun!

Karen Deborah said...

You kill me. There is too much cuteness at your house. Between the family and the puppy with the little bear butt----gah!