It Takes a Rillage

November 10, 2010 @ 6:27 am | Filed under: Family

This afternoon, I was out in the backyard, enjoying a long overdue telephone chat with a faraway friend. I heard Huck squawk and looked up from the flower bed to see Rilla clutching him by the head, both hands locked in his curls. She was attempting to yank him upward and he was quite understandably outraged by this.

I called to her to let go of him. It really looked like she was hauling hard on his head. She gave me a sharp look, a frown of confusion and disbelief, as if she were aghast at my interference. But she let go and took a step back, leaving the baby in peace.

At which point Huck ducked his head down to a puddle of dirty rainwater pooled in a hollow in the base of the kids’ basketball hoop. And began slurping.

Um, as you were, Rilla. My bad.

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  1. Oh gag! Boys are so weird. 🙂

  2. Great, great story! Thanks for sharing.

  3. ::snort::
    Ohhh, that’s just great. Poor Rilla,thought Mom had lost it for sure that time.

    Reminds me of my friend Noelle’s son who cannot pass a dog’s water dish without imbibing…

  4. Well, I can’t admire her technique but her motives were certainly pure!

    Unlike the water…

  5. LOL – silly Mommy…

  6. PS: I thought this post would end with the term “Godsrilla” somehow…

  7. So funny! And his curls must make that head so grab-able!

    That’s happened to me before. Oh not the exact situation; but chiding Bella for torturing her siblings when in fact she was trying to help them. Of course, she tends to have pure motives but the absolute worst sensibility about how to go about protecting them from themselves. She is not a graceful child and often her “help” does more harm than non-interference would.

  8. How long have you been waiting to be able to use that title?

  9. I’m laughing out loud here. That’s so funny.

  10. Great story; even greater title!

  11. Oh my word! lolololol! That’s amazing! And yes…fabulous title work.

  12. Very good…sometimes they see what us mommies don’t. She must have given you that look of “but MOM”.

    Too funny!

  13. Oh that is too funny! What a terrific story to hold on to.

  14. I’m SO glad to find i’m not the only one with an older sister in the family who’s a little heavy handed at times in her ‘help’ !

    (I was also wondering how long you’ve been waiting to use that title!)

  15. Ha!