Saturday, December 6, 2008

My little boy

The Weekids and I were snuggled in the chair-and-a-half for our nightly story time. This ritual is one of the highlights of my day. We were reading a story about bears waiting for Santa and each time Clara pointed to the page and said "Santa Cwas" my heart turned to warm pudding inside my chest. I looked over at Ben, munching away and because suspicious.

"Ben, what are you eating?" I asked casually.

Ben giggled. "What do you think I'm eating?"

"Is it a toy?" I guessed.

He giggled again. "Nah, it's just a booger or somethin."

Aaaaah.

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And now, after that lovely vignette, I will leave you with these two, very brief, videos of Ben's preschool Christmas performance from tonight. Here, he is the blonde boy in the center and as you can see he had two entire lines to sing "all by himself."

video
Go ahead, play it again, it may take you several tries to appreciate the awesomeness of his 2.5 second performance.

Let's just say he makes up in passion for what he lacks in subtlety. Or pitch. When he finished his song he backed up from the mic and waved his little heart out at his family. The five of us, sitting on the second row, roaring with laughter and waving right back at him.

And lastly, here he is having some kind of spasm vigorously doing the sign language to the end of Silent Night.

video

He is a boy, through and through. And he makes me laugh every single day.

And, gracious, he has my heart. Tucked right there in his pocket. With goodness knows what else.

10 comments:

karen said...

Ben was wonderful! Getting to see Ben's concert makes up (a little) for missing Ross' concert today (he was home sick again, poor kid). Enthusiasm like Ben's is hard to come by - I hope he keeps it, always.

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! I laughed out loud at his adorable signing of Silent Night. Such charisma, such style, such PIZAZZ! He's a showman through and through.

Chrissy said...

Ahhhh! I love it! He so stinking cute! And the booger thing...HA HA HAHA.

Kyla said...

KayTar ran over to see the videos, too. She made me watch them several times. After the last one she said, "Look, I'm flapping too!" LOL!

He is so cute.

painted maypole said...

gross and cute all at once

spaz said...

Aw....how precious. I love those Christmas performances. !!! Thankful I never missed one.

RAY AND TINA said...

OH JOY, HE IS JUST TOO CUTE! I STILL REMEMBER WHEN BRITTNEE WAS IN PRE K AND SHE GOT TO PERFORM ALL THOSE CUTE LITTLE THINGS. IT REALLY IS HEARTWARMING!

Lynn Stallworth said...

How adorable! He did a GREAT job!

kramsell said...

Awww, how cute, he isn't stage-shy at all!

Amanda said...

So sweet!

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