Alden loves videos. Loves them. He woke up this morning and before his eyes were open, he asked for a video. I laughed and told him he wasn't even awake. He protested and then I told him we don't have videos first thing when we wake up, to which he replied, "then, when we go downstairs?" I laughed and then he made it into a game, asking for videos in silly voices and he kept saying, "wait! wait!... Ummm.... can I... can I .... ummmm... can I have a... VIDEO?!" He was being hilarious. But, I told him we couldn't watch videos. So, he got books for us to read instead. The book was about different animals and Alden started asking what sound they made. But, the animals in this book were hippos, lemurs, beavers, and penguins. I have no idea what ANY of those animals sound like. So, I smiled and said to Alden, "well... to answer that, I guess we need a video." He was so pleased and we watched videos of hippos, lemurs, penguins and beavers to learn their various sounds. Clever little boy, he is.
Alden also likes to mimic videos . He'll re-enact scenes from movies and he remembers his favorite lines. I may have already written this story in a prior post (because, who can keep track? Particularly with my favorite stories because I repeat them to numerous people and also try to remember to write them on the blog...and, I lose track of what I've done and who I've told what to. I'm sure it's annoying to everyone in my life who gest subjected to multiple tellings of the same story). Anyway, he was riding his bike around our neighborhood the other day and he rides down the little hills on the sidewalk with his feet outstretched to get as much speed as possible. The other day, as he was heading down a hill, he hollers, "I'm.... STILL.... FALLING" quoting a line from Moana. I laughed so hard. And then, he continued with the movie line, "Dum-dum... she's not even down here. What mortal would jump into the...." It's crazy how he knows lines from movies and also how to use them with comedic effect in his daily life .
Eric was showing him videos of some funny dance moves from Saturday Night Live, and he decided to imitate those, too. This has resulted in one of my favorite videos of all time: