October 13, 2005

She's A Pistol

Her (to Mia): You wanna fly?
Me: What are you doing?
Her: She wants to fly.
Me: She just spit up. You're playing a risky game of Mia roulette.

Beth likes to make Mia fly. Don't worry. There are no baby-sized slingshots or solid fuel tanks involved. She doesn't actually launch the girl anywhere. She lifts Mia up over her head and Mia tenses up, holding her arms out like she's airborne. It's cute. Yet, despite its cuteness, I've always wondered how bright a move it is give that Mia's prone to spitting up. Often. I think of it as Mia roulette. So far, Beth's never had to deal with the effects of a live round in the chamber, but I admire her. You never know what you're made of until you stare into the eyes of a loaded baby. You feel lucky, punk?

Posted by Chris at October 13, 2005 08:05 PM

oh, but it's the funniest thing you will EVER see. as long as it's not you.

Posted by: jodi at October 13, 2005 08:12 PM

trust me, it will happen. my son was barfy too. i caught it in the mouth a couple of times myself.

Posted by: misifoota at October 13, 2005 08:12 PM

I would SO dig a human slingshot. You know, like the one in that Mercedes commercial a few years back? Comedy gold.

And a bulldozer? Sweeeeeet. That's my kinda lovin'.

Posted by: Broad at October 13, 2005 08:26 PM

Ha! Very cute, you have to get a picture of that! You know I have seen first hand what it can do, when my oldest was just a baby my sister was playing that "flying game" and was laughing with her mouth WIDE OPEN...and well, do I really have to explain the rest? The best part is that I got it all on video. MEMORIES!

Posted by: Kate at October 13, 2005 08:27 PM

yummy, baby spit up in the face ;)

Posted by: lizabetty at October 13, 2005 08:55 PM

Warning: At some point, even the sweetest baby will puke onto your face when performing this maneuver. I hope Beth is not in the middle of oohing and ahhing when it happens. Listerine just does not work. I speak from experience.

Posted by: Theresa at October 13, 2005 09:05 PM

Spit-up roulette? Don't worry about it, my friend. Over the next few months, you'll learn to dodge pee. You'll know a mile away when Mia is about to take a poop. You'll learn her tell when she's about to spit up on you. Roulette will seem like an old game.


Posted by: MetroDad at October 13, 2005 09:07 PM

That is too funny! I remember those days.

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Posted by: Magnolia Mom at October 13, 2005 09:09 PM

That is too funny! I remember those days.

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Posted by: Magnolia Mom at October 13, 2005 09:09 PM

Gads - I just envisioned a baby/toddler version of Dirty Harry.

Posted by: etherian at October 13, 2005 09:39 PM

I just hope Beth closes her mouth while she is doing this.

Posted by: jen at October 13, 2005 09:45 PM

Just wait until ya'll have a boy!!!!! Diaper changing suddenly becomes a major league sprint to see who is fastest - baby squirting pee on you, the wall,... (I worried, what would happen if it went straight in the electric socket, so taped over it just in case)or you with that diaper... Suddenly golden showers don't sound so naughty, just messy.

Posted by: Theresa at October 13, 2005 10:25 PM

9 times out of 10, that is just a fun game. That one time, though...ug.

Posted by: angela marie at October 13, 2005 11:32 PM

You sound like my husband.. I did things like that without even thinking about it, then he would come up with something like that.. and hey miss impatient here wants more pics. :P of Mia of course.

Posted by: Angelia at October 14, 2005 12:05 AM

Gotta admire someone who lives on the edge like that!

Posted by: sara at October 14, 2005 06:32 AM

You should just get her some kind of mask that she can wear while playing airplane! Then she can be prepared just incase her odds fail and she does get that one time where Mia is pukey.

Posted by: Michelle at October 14, 2005 08:17 AM

omg, I'm just giggling senseless over here...

you, and your comments are just to damn funny.

Posted by: Autumn at October 14, 2005 08:56 AM

When my son was little I used to lie on the floor and throw him up in the air and catch him and he would laugh and laugh. Until the one time when he hurled. Then it was time for my family to laugh and laugh. He is 17 now and almost as tall as me so needless to say I ain't tossing him anywhere any more.

Posted by: Mike at October 14, 2005 08:59 AM

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Or a mouthful of baby puke.

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 14, 2005 09:12 AM

Just make sure your mouth is closed at all times. Spit up is one thing; spit up in your mouth is whole different ball game.

Posted by: Monica at October 14, 2005 09:55 AM

My son didn't puke on me until later. Last year, I think. (He's 6.) The fun never ends!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at October 14, 2005 10:36 AM

This is my sister's-in-law favorite story. My brother-in-law got it in the mouth after she warned him again and again. Sounds like a common story to tell around the family dinner table for the holidays. ;)

Posted by: alektra at October 14, 2005 10:51 AM

I did that with my littlest sister (this was years ago) until I caught a drool bomb right in the eye.

Posted by: Jessica at October 14, 2005 02:28 PM

My daughter got me once that way. Thank god I was breastfeeding. If it'd been formula, I think I woulda puked right back.

Of course, when it's your kid...you'd be amazed what doesn't phase you. You just kinda jump into action to care for them.

Posted by: Sichy at October 14, 2005 10:53 PM

Thanks for the wisdom. I'm not a bettin' or gamblin' kind of gal.

Posted by: Mona at October 16, 2005 08:49 AM

I started this same over-the-head move with our son awhile back. Although he hasn't launched any food on us (we get pooped on more from the birds in the backyard), his saliva drops tend to make my hair moist.

Sometimes it's like the movie The Matrix, where I can see the line of drool coming for his mouth, but we are in stop-time, so I can duck at the very last moment.

Blog on,

Posted by: Sam at October 16, 2005 09:23 PM

My BIL got it right in the mouth when he lifted Hannah into flying position one to many times.

Posted by: Amber at October 20, 2005 04:39 AM