I have a very, very special treat for you all today.
You better love it, because it took slightly more effort than my normal ramblings.
I have actual Big Kid footage for you all. Quirkiness and all (he's actually extra quirky because he's nervous). I hesitate to share it, because I don't know if it's even possible for you all to love him more than you already do, and I don't want him getting to be the famous one, but here is the one and only Big Kid, saying the alphabet backwards for you:
In the beginning he mentions his love for Super Wy, this is because I tore him away from television to do this for you all. I asked him if he'd let me videotape him saying the alphabet backwards and he shook his head no until I told him it was for the people on my blog, and they would really love it. He jumped up with a smile on his face to do it and has told me 100 times since that "Your people are really gonna love dat, dey can get to know me."
How crazy is the whole backwards alphabet thing?
One day not long ago he wouldn't stop talking, and it all involved a response from me, so I asked him if he could say the alphabet backwards, thinking it might buy me some time. Without so much as a pause, he spit it all out in a 30 second, completely accurate stream of letters. I was so shocked that I almost wrecked the car and then made him do it three more times.
We got to my parents' house and I made him do it for my brother, who sat there and stared incredulously. Then I made him do it for my mom, who sat there with her mouth open and her eyes big. I made him do it for Mr. Ashley, twice, who sat stunned and then cracked up, shaking his head and begging him to do it once more. By the end of the day Big Kid was saying, "I don't want to say it anymore. People are dest lookin' at me all cwazy and dere is sumthin' weird goin' on wif it. I'm not doin' it." It took several explanations that it was just pretty special and that most adults can't even do it, so people were surprised and that's why they act funny, but that it was a good thing.
He'll begrudgingly do it these days, but not always on command. I was glad he was willing to do it for you guys so I could record it for posterity. I would post the other two takes because they are just as freaking hysterical, but videos take forevah to upload.
little kid is now desperate to do his own video and keeps getting up in the chair and giving me his cheese smile. Maybe another day.