Thursday, April 20, 2006

Waugh a Wittle

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:


16 comments:

Stacie said...

I can't get the video to play. :(

That is so funny that Ian "has" to explain jokes to you. What a character!

And Keenan was sad to see Bucky go last week....he cried!

Stacie

karen said...

it will not play.... i was looking forward to it!
cute little mini darren

karen said...

ok give me a spoon too! Oh and a big cup of oh my gosh! He is too freaking cute!

Nancy D. said...

YAY! It worked! I thought he said "bubble" instead of "trouble" and I thought... That's Stacy's boy... Farts are funny!

Kris in TX said...

I have a now 14 yo that is both smart and funny, and I can't tell you how stinkin much fun it is! We get all the same jokes, and it is great to see a sense of humor mature.

Love the video!

Bobbie said...

Santos and I enjoyed the video!! Miss you all!!

Veronica in Aus said...

Haven't watched the video yet - but I just had to say.....

Bwahahahaha!!!!!! Love the spoon!

Mel said...

Too cute!!!

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Cyndy said...

Love it! He is precious!

And to hear your voice--it's a smiling voice. Very neat. I am loving the YouTube.

Martha said...

My favorite line "A long time ago, when I was three!"
My favorite part: Hearing your giggle in response to his answers. You can just feel and hear the love you have for your family in your voice!

Thanks for sharing..

Stacie said...

What a cutie pie! "...a long time ago...when I was 3!" Love it!

Menjiness said...

OH MY HECK! He is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. Love to hear you also!!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing!!!

jackietex said...

You have a voice! I was so excited to hear--I feel like I know you a little better. Nancy d. and I need to both get our minds out of the gutter--I thought it was a toot joke too. Ian is an absolute doll! Those late nights in the hot tub must be fabulous.

Melissa in AUS said...

I shall take that spoon and gobble. that. child. UP! Oh my Lord is he cute or what! You tell that child that when he grows up into an apple tree I will eat him all up!

LOVE IT!

Oh and BTW, it was nice to hear your voice again *smile*

scrappygirl said...

Too cute!!

And I finally got to hear your voice - exactly how I pictured it! You have a wonderful laugh, Stacy!

Ethan watched the video intently and listened to what Ian was saying! :)

AmyJoy said...

Oh! Goodness. I need a spoon too ;)
He is too darn cute.