"Mama, belly, phhbttttttttt"

@lilybug (21182)
United States
July 8, 2008 2:07pm CST
My 17 month old daughter is just walked up to me climbed up on the desk, lifted up her shirt and said this to me. She cracks me up. She is requesting that you blow raspberries on her belly. Every time she does this I blow raspberries on her belly and she runs away cracking up. She has even started giving her older brother raspberries. Do you like to give your kids raspberries? Do they like them? Do you even know what a raspberry is?
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@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Wow! That really shows the language development differences between boys and girls...my 20 month old is JUST starting to string his few words together..."No shoes on", "Go out" and his first "Daddy, brrrm-brrrm, uh-oh" (Daddy's race car wrecked). But yeah the kids always loved raspberries. The little one thinks it's really funny when he manages to give one.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Jul 08
My son was a late talker, so stringing words together for him was a lot later than her too. When my daughter wants to go outside she walks puts on her shoes and walks over to the door and smacks it and says, "side".
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yep "shoes, owwwt" is his usual way of asking to go out. His other funny one was as he was nursing, he kept stopping to say "Mom-mom, mmm, yum" while patting my chest lol. Both my girls talked a lot sooner than the boys. I guess that's how it normally goes...but the boys had their fine motor skills way before the girls.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Jul 08
My daughter got her fine motor skills down pat at a younger age than her brother. He was pretty advanced, but this little girl just blew him out of the water.
• United States
9 Jul 08
Now that's just precious! I don't think my daughter ever caught onto the excitement of raspberries. She got raspberries, but never requested any. Most of them came from an overzealous mommy hopelessly in love with her preciousness! Kids that age are so adorable. They are like big walking babies. All the cuteness of a baby, just more mobile! I will have to remember this one later. I'll bet I'm still smiling when I think about it next time!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Jul 08
My daughter likes to try to give them too. It is really cute. She will usually just kind of spit on you though.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Now she's just adorable! In my house a raspberry is where you stick your tongue between your lips and blow, making a noise and probably spitting on people. It is a sign of derision. A "Zerbert" is where you place your lips on a baby's belly and blow to make a noise. Usually tickles. It's cute. Unfortunately, my daughter has decided she doesn't like "Zerberts" so I've taught her to say, "Respect the No, Daddy!" when I ask to give her a Zerbert. A bit of propaganda that should teach her that she has the right to say no where her body is concerned. (But I still get to enjoy giving my niece "Zerberts" or "Raspberries" as you like to call them. :) )
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I have also heard them called Zerberts.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
8 Jul 08
That is too cute. My hubby likes to give them to our daughter and nieces and nephews. I think he enjoys it more than they do.
6 Jul 11
i love belly raspberries to because they tickle and its fun and funny. when i get a rich anto blow tickly wealthy man i would love for him to blow tickly raspberries on my belly.
6 Jul 11
i love belly raspberries they really tickle your belly dont they? I ma singel but when i find a rich wealthy men i would love him to give me belly raspberries as i find them funny and fun.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
8 Jul 08
I had no idea it was called blowing raspberries in English, but I am formiliar with the concept. My fosterbrother loves it, he gets all tingly and laughing when my parents do so. I wouldn't do it myself because I hated it as a kid and some people just didn't stop doing it. It made me feel angry and helpless. So basicly I've gotten a bit of a bad feeling around the whole thing and I don't want to spoil this for him, so I just stay out of it and don't do it myself. There are other ways I can enjoy time with him so it's no big deal :)
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
8 Jul 08
What parent hasn't blown raspberries on their baby's belly? All 3 of mine got them, and loved them. Their laughter is just such an enjoyable sound. Don't know anyone who doesn't love tickling a baby to make them laugh. That is sooo adorable that your daughter comes up to you and requests them like that!
• United States
8 Jul 08
Aww, that' cute. I know what a raspbe4rry is, but to be honest, I myself didn't like them when i was a kid. Lol. They tingled, and it felt too weird. xD