UPDATE: video works now! :)
Last week, Ian and I took a late-night dip in the hot tub and had the most wonderful conversations. So good, in fact, that I actually climbed out of the hot tub and ran in the house to get my camera. Ian's not usually big on conversation, so this was priceless.
We talked about what makes Ian happy. He gave some unexpected commentary on Simon Cowell. (Ian's a big American Idol Fan. His favorite was Bucky; he was very sad last week when Bucky had to go home. He has a new favorite, but he's keeping it a secret. Only Dani knows, 'cause she's the one who called in Ian's vote.) He also told me all about the Dawn Treader and what he wants to be when he grows up. But the underlying theme of the night was this: Ian is funny. He KNOWS he's funny.
He's also smart. Smart and funny are gonna be a fun mix to raise. Two days ago, we bought some supplies for a neighbor whose whole family was sick with a stomach virus - things like Pull-Ups, bleach, gatorade. For the fun of it, we added Chicken Noodle Soup and Crackers to her shopping list, and then looked for a get well card. I found a PERFECT one with a cartoon featuring a bowl of soup with two ducks swimming in it. Laughing, I said, "Look, boys! It says 'We thought some soup and quackers might make you feel better.'". Ian looked me square in the eye and said, "Mommy. That's a joke. It's funny, 'cause ducks say 'quack'. Get it?" Hmpf. He thinks I'm an idiot. He's ALWAYS making sure the rest of the family "gets it".
Without further ado, here he is, in VIDEO! (double click)
I've never edited video before, so this is choppy and messy. But you'll get the idea anyway. Turn up your sound! Oh - and before I forget - a spoon for Melissa: