Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Through the eyes of a 17 month old: The World's Greatest YouTube Video

For the last week or so, our little one has had a song stuck in his head. Ask him what he wants to hear, and he'll inevitably tell you "Baa-Baa" - as in Baa, Baa Black Sheep. He knows how to ask for other options ("e-i-o" is Old McDonald, and "name-o" is BINGO, for example), but his first choice is definitely Baa-Baa.

This thirst for all things Baa-Baa related has also extended to the precious few minutes he gets to play on one of our beat up laptops (which he affectionately calls "lap"). For the last few days, he's not only requested laptop time, but also urgently requested his, dare I say, first favorite video: Nursery Rhymes - Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Unlike usual laptop time, he isn't just interested in hitting buttons (he recently discovered that the CD tray pops out when just the right button is hit. Now, *this*, was the pure awesomeness). Instead, he'll sit quietly and watch Baa-Baa play out. When it's done, he'll plead for a replay of the video.

It's amazing, precious and a bit scary all at the same time.

So here it is, a 17 month's old idea of great media. Warning - everything about this video is off, and it's painful to watch. At this age, he's got a little ways to go before his tastes are more refined. Don't say I didn't warn you!

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