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Give In To The Peer Pressure

Give In To The Peer Pressure

February 19, 2008

Miles will share with you. Whether or not you actually want to be shared with is beside the point.


“Here I have this chip I dipped in the hummus, licked off, and then redipped in the hummus. You want to eat it.”


The older brother protests. Leaning back as far as he can away from the offending chip.


Miles says, “I’ll show you. Just open your mouth like this.”


“Just open your mouth!”


Protests are futile. I am a three year old who will not be deterred. Your mother will not save you, she is too busy with her camera.


Everyone else chants, “EAT IT! EAT IT!” There may have even been banging on the table with fists for emphasis.


He is now ready for dorm life.


Or Fear Factor.


Or maybe another chip from Miles, the Great Sharer.

Posted by Chris @ 6:40 pm  

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  1. Janssen says:

    Oh, what a riot. I especially loved the part about being ready for dorm life. I want to have lunch with your children.

  2. Becky says:

    oh yum- ABC food!

  3. carrie says:

    I love to see them interacting with each other.

  4. Suzanne says:

    Cuuuute…. you live in a tiny frat house…

  5. Y says:

    Those pictures are awesome.

    How fun.

  6. suburbancorrespondent says:

    Well, maybe the flu (if it appears) will rampage through your house quickly, rather than drawing itself out over several weeks…

  7. carrie says:

    Oh, fear the great licked-off hummus chip! Fear thee!

    My kids do the same exact stuff. I think they take classes on this kind of thing somewhere . . .

  8. bombaygirl says:

    After Miles, I like that son of yours the best! He is so cute, and I think he looks just like you!

  9. Tania says:

    Chris, I love these photos showing the brothers interacting with such joy on their faces…and the determination of Miles to achieve his goal. LOL about the Fear Factor comment. Your older son’s dimples are to-die-for. Tania in Australia

  10. Stephanie says:

    Next lesson: how to chug large quantities of liquid in a small period of time. Miles will hold the hose for you while your siblings cheer you on.

  11. emily says:

    How do you look at those dimples everyday and not just melt? I love the persistence of Miles, and your commentary.

    “Your mother will not save you, she is too busy with her camera.”

  12. LammyAnn says:

    Could you just die in those dimples!?

  13. Victoria says:

    I love this story, photos and all! : )

  14. Dianna says:

    Yes, Fear Factor indeed. You have got the most adorable children. I hope that one day my family will be as beautiful, fun and exciting as yours.

  15. Mary says:

    This is such a great series of photos…too funny!

  16. Anna says:

    Oh my god! The dimples!

  17. Brigitte says:

    That is hysterical! And I love “Your mother will not save you, she is too busy with her camera” :-D

  18. Lindsay says:

    As someone who just discovered this blog, can I please say, if anyone needs a laugh refer to June 7, 2006. May 2006 as a whole, was frickin amazing. I told my coworkers to get on board with this blog today, and despite the fact that some didn’t even know what blogging was, I gave such rave reviews that somebody has got to check it out and I won’t be the only maniac laughing crazily at a computer.

    Chris says: Thank you. Your check should arrive any day now.

  19. Javamom says:

    I feel bad now for putting a picture of my crying infant in my blog after watching your guys have so much fun together, for all to see!!

    Great post!

  20. Miriam says:

    Sooooo funny! I could almost hear the chanting…in fact, I wish I could have chanted along too! Too bad I have a total slobber phobia…*shiver*! I could just pinch those dimpled cheeks on your kiddos all day long. My three have them, too! Everytime I read your blog I think I want 7 kids too! (And then my three wake up!) ;-)

  21. Mom101 says:

    “Whether or not you actually want to be shared with is beside the point.”

    Aha! I think you just summed up the relationship my toddler has with her little sister. Miles and Thalia, separated at birth? (Now there’s a scary thought for all kinds of reasons.)

  22. Loraine says:

    Now that was funny! *S*

  23. Melody says:

    LOL That’s hilarious!!

    And those dimples are amazing!! ;)

  24. Jeanne says:

    I don’t believe they chanted. They were laughing too hard. How could they even speak?

    I LOVE your blog. I’m one of 10 kids and sometimes you take back to my childhood. They are so lucky to have you, and each other. Now, and especially when they’re older. That side splitting, can’t talk or breathe, laughing………priceless.

  25. Chandra says:

    Ahh… I think this was my favorite post yet. Especially since you captured it on camera. That Miles is one of a kind. And I love seeing all the boys together.

  26. Jamie AZ says:

    I love that - so cute! Torturous, but cute!

  27. Brenna says:

    I wanted to comment and say “OMG. Those. Dimples.” But I see eleven or so others have beaten me to it. So I will simply mop my heart up off the floor.

    But seriously, how do you stand it? How do you say no to him?

    Chris says: Luckily I really don’t have to ever say no to that kid. He is such a good hearted soul. He is as close to perfect as one could ever hope to be.

  28. Tina says:

    Oh my, the dimples absolutely slay me! All of your kids are so cute!

  29. Joanne says:

    Funny :) Miles definitely RULES! He is a cutie.

    It’s always great to come to your site … i can relate to almost everything you have to say. Thanks for sharing a part of your LIFE with us.


  30. simplyjen says:

    I love how the others joined in the fun by chanting “Eat it. Eat it.” That was a strong case of peer pressure.*grin*

  31. Shannon says:

    When you got to the part where they were all chanting it “EAT IT, EAT IT”, I was totally thinking that your life with all those boys is probably similar to living in a frat house. Only with smaller and cuter occupants. And less beer.

  32. Janet says:

    Yes June 7 2006 is funny but July 21, 2005 is the funniest blog entry ever written!

    Two and 1/2 years later we can simply say “just call me the hole man” and everyone practically falls to the floor in laughter!

  33. Jennifer says:

    Your posts are especially delightful lately. You seem to be enjoying your kids even more than usual.

  34. karen t says:

    ‘He is such a good hearted soul.’

    It really does shine through in his photo’s -what a sweetie!

  35. peepnroosmom says:

    Great pictures! Were they really chanting? I can almost hear them “Eat it! Eat it!”

  36. Tracy D says:

    LOL…. that is just like my boy. I always say no thanks but somehow end up eating his offerings anyway! Love the pics!

  37. Girlymom4 says:

    They look like they are having a blast!

  38. Wicked Stepmom says:

    Whatever you do, don’t dare bring “pet” goldfish into the house. They won’t stand a chance.

  39. Candy says:

    The good news is, if he goes on Fear Factor, he may end up dating George Clooney.

  40. Kris says:

    With all those beautiful dimples in your household, I don’t know how you get anything done!

  41. Julia says:

    Oh my god the dimples I can’t stand the dimples…SO cute!!!

  42. She Likes Purple says:

    The dimples are fantastic.

  43. Jen says:

    That is the best laugh I’ve had ALL DAY!!!! Bless you all.

  44. Dot says:

    I always enjoy your commentary!
    Do your kids ever wear socks?

    Chris says: No they don’t. They also refuse to wear their slippers, aside from my daughter who at least has a modicum of common sense. I told them recently that I am never wasting my money on slippers again.

  45. Michelle@mominmentalmotion says:

    Wow, what a nice brother. And those dimples? Oh how do you stand the cuteness!!!

  46. Rosie says:

    Oh. migod.
    Cutest. kids. ever.
    And I have 3 of my own.

  47. gwendomama says:

    that is the awesomest greeky triptych i have seen in maybe forever.

  48. Anne says:

    Nothing better than seeing your kids getting along and having fun like that, well except having a camera handy to capture the moment. Awesome

  49. The Simple Family says:

    This happens a lot at my house, too. Except….with not many siblings, I’m the one my son gives his sloppy seconds to.

    Sometimes, he even offers me a booger on a finger.

  50. Gwen says:

    I love reading your blog! It so takes me back to my childhood (being the only girl out of 7 as well). I love the laughter.

  51. reen says:

    Oh my lands, they are adorable! I can hear the laughter just by looking at these photos. My 3-year-old girl does the same thing to me…gross!