Do you remember the guy in college that would eat ANYTHING for a laugh? Well, I have pinpointed the exact age at which he stopped maturing: 2 years, 3 months & 15 days. How can make that call with such amazing precision? Let's buy a ticket for the dinner theater at my house.

Rhett (2yrs., 3 months & 15 days old) is now playing the crowd for laughs at dinner. Last night he turned a spaghetti dinner into the world's most immature stand-up comedy routine. He started with a crowd pleasing bodily noises review. He went on to delight with extra food mess reminiscent of Gallagher. But what had the room rolling on the floor with laughter was the very deliberate dipping of his meatballs in orange juice and V8 Fusion (blueberry/pomegranate).

He would pick up the meat, wave it wildly in the air, dip it in the chosen drink while yelling, "DIP!" and then pop it into his mouth. After each meatball received his little comedy routine, he would look up and scream, "MOMMY, MORE MEATBALLS PLEASE!" This went on for 15 minutes with a total of 6 meatballs participating in his act. His brothers were laughing so hard they couldn't eat. I was laughing so hard I couldn't enforce proper table etiquette. Blog-Stedman walked in from work in the middle of Rhett's routine and immediately got caught up in the hilarity. The boy is funny. Very funny. And all the laughing only egged him on.

I feel good about him honing his comedy skills at such an early age. Hopefully all the practice will take his routine to an elevated level. A level that someday will land us all in the Principal's office discussing Rhett and his role as class clown...

33 comments:

Amy W said...

Might be a way to get my 2 year old to eat...make her think she's funny!

Valarie said...

Thats what I was thinking. Ya know cause at least he's eating. He sounds like a pretty smart and funny little cookie.

Courtney said...

You know if they weren't so funny and cute we could inforce more discipline, but unfortunately they leave us no choice but to laugh.

Lisa said...

It is so hard when they do something so wrong but so FUNNY. I've had to cover my mouth and try to shake my head in disaproval. It doesn't work...

spinning in our own direction said...

I'm telling you.. that is the kid you are going to be like yes.. I know.. but his brothers turned out fine.. Really he didn't mean to try to baptise the cat. No he really was trying to paint the fence he just thought it would be more fun if he painted his brother. I personally htink its the red hair.. :)

Madge said...

you make meatballs? i'm coming over.

Heather said...

Maybe you could get him to do it with veggies.

Suzie said...

Its all in the timing. If he's got it he's got it. I bet Jim Carry was called in the principals office a lot and she's got a lot to be proud of.

A Mom Two Boys said...

Is THAT how you get them to eat meatballs?

And on another note, until a few weeks ago, DJ had never even HEARD of Spaghetti & Meatballs. He was only aware of Spaghetti of the ground meat variety. Isn't that sad? I might have to blog about it.

InTheFastLane said...

Well...at least he is eating. My 2 1/2 year old mixes and dips and paints and then maybe only eats two bites. We were very impressed last night with the spaghetti that he had coming out of him mouth in a way that he said made him a walrus. Plus the spaghetti on his head. I think maybe, he ate 2 noodles by the time we were all done.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I would venture to say that most comedians were youngest siblings!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Y'know, blueberry pomegranate meatballs don't sound all that bad. Maybe we should have them for dinner, too.

Kalynne Pudner said...

I love (and envy) that y'all were able to laugh! Maybe if I made meatballs, mine could think of something funnier to do at the table than inflict third-degree sarcasm on each other.

Nah, they'd probably just launch the meatballs instead.

Jacque said...

I enjoy reading your blog! We have nightly dinner entertainment too, sometimes funny, sometimes gross, sometimes annoying. :) (Love the name Rhett, btw.)

Baby Mamma (Tamra) said...

Lol! What is it with kids and dipping? Some won't eat unless they dip, others will not eat if the food has touched anything else on their plate...

Sadie said...

*LOL* Hooray for being called to the principals office!! *G* Sounds like a hilarious dinner!! One that would have made my husband cringe ;)

Melody said...

That is SO funny! i love how kids come up with the craziest stuff!

On a brighter not, it could be worse mine (6 yo) gets sent to the office for everything BUT being the class clown. THAT - I could probably deal with.

;-)

Angie said...

If all it took was some bodily noises, applause, yogurt and bad table manners to get Gavin to eat, I would be all for it. Unfortunately, it takes an act of God.

KEEP BELIEVING

Rachel said...

That is hysterical. I mean, it really is :-)
Love it!

Beachmom said...

I am cracking up!! but, I will offer one piece of advice for the family of a budding comedian - NO GRAPE DRINK at dinner time. It just isn't worth the mess you have to clean up!

jennifer h said...

You can dream, right?

It takes a smart kid to be a funny kid. This was hilarious!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

He really is using sentences now, isn't he! Good grief, Rhett. That can't be tasty. Ugh.

BabyShrink said...

I would say he's about covered all the basic food groups in one bite! Very impressive! (and very funny post!)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

This is such a boy thing.

Happy Campers said...

Weren't we just talking about the third child doing "attention getting" things? Rhett cracks me up!!!

Greta said...

Ooooh, you should totally get those big plastic dropcloths and hold 'em up whenever he eats...just like at a Gallagher concert.

Jennifer said...

just seein' his cute lil' face in the pic made me smile. no doubt his comedy routine would totally have my rolling on the floor. :) whatta little ham bone. My girls also think it is hilairous to entertain us all the time but meals seems the best. like a captive audience!!
he is A-dorable!!!
hugs, jenn

Amanda said...

I went to school with a guy who would eat cigarette butts for $5. People paid him, too. He would eat anything.

Karmyn R said...

As long as he is eating those meatballs - then let him dip!!!

cce said...

I agree...I just wish my G would ham it up and do some inappropriate table-manner meatball dipping. I'd gladly applaud as long as the last stop was her mouth.

It's good to laugh. It's great to laugh as a family.

JCK said...

Your house sounds like SO much fun. I love all the laughter there. We take things FAR too seriously at Casa Motherscribe. Unfortunately due to Ma & Pa Motherscribe being too intense.

Loved the images!Keep going Rhett!

fullheartandhands mama said...

I've got one who thinks he's quite the comedian as well. Dinner time seems to be a choice stage for him. My floor can prove it.

MoscowMom said...

He's so darn funny! You're lucky he eats so well. And it sounds as if you could get those boys to eat *anything* if you put it inside pancake puffs...

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