New Skill Development
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dylan has learned to burp on command. Often and loudly.

I obviously need to train him to rein in this new skill and only use it when the timing is just right. (To break up tension in an awkward make people laugh when he's out of other get the idea.)

I don't want to discourage this new talent altogether, because burping on command is one thing I could never quite figure out. It was actually to my detriment, because I once had a part in a high school play where the script called for a loud belch, and the pitiful little fake burping noise I produced was an embarrassment to my otherwise mostly adequate acting skills.

Catrina, do you remember that?? It was in The Odd Couple (female version). I even downed a Dr. Pepper right before the big burping moment, but it was of no use. Just couldn't do it.

I am tempted to make a video of his new skill, but that's a little too much even for me. (If I can't resist and do take some burping footage, I'll just send it to his uncles or something. That seems like a skill they would applaud from their nephew.)

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Great skill for boys! If you do take a video (which I hope you do),
please send our way too!

May 8, 2008 at 11:14 AM 

Blogger Kyle P. had this to say:

Starr - I love your blog layout. Very cool. Thanks for commenting on mine. Your hubby and I go way back - and you and I have met, although it was a long time ago. Your kiddos are awesome! My wife and I are adopting our first - it's a girl - this July. We are very excited to say the least! Keep JDC outta trouble for me! ;)

May 8, 2008 at 11:08 PM 

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

I do vaguely remember this particular handicap of yours! Hehe! I can't believe you still haven't mastered the skill. Perhaps Dylan can give you a few pointers! :-)

May 8, 2008 at 11:47 PM 

Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

My four year old has also recently mastered this skill. He finds it very useful in disrupting reading lessons or prolonging dinner with fits of hysterical laughter from his siblings.

May 9, 2008 at 1:20 AM 

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