Monday, July 14, 2008

Proudly Presenting...

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.

55 comments:

Tara said...

OK, I can't even do it. I tried. I asked my kids and NOPE they can't either. Big Kid is amazing! Tell him good job! Loved the video. Now, let's see LK!

GeorgiaOnMyMind said...

Holy shit! Totally brilliant!

amanda said...

Wow! BK is a prodigy! So cute...I love his little Kermit the Frog voice!

Katie b said...

WOW - that's soooo cool! I'm totally impressed! And now we know what his voice sounds like when we read the transcripts of your conversations! :)

Katie

Just The Girl said...

So cute..I really need to try this.

LceeL said...

Brilliant. Just Brilliant. Brilliant the way John Cleese would say 'Brilliant!'.

emma hughes said...

Wow! How clever! Awesome video :) so cute!

~Gretchen~ said...

i guess he's ready to drink and drive then.

Casey said...

Wow! That is very impressive! I totally want to see a video of lk. Maybe you could film him being a terror!

Melodie said...

Very good, BK! You're such a smart boy. And so cute, too.

And to think he's not even five yet!

Megan said...

The cuteness is almost unbearable. I love his "altabet" :)

Lori said...

Let's get this straight, you have both a Super Genius and the E-Bull one in the same house?

Can you imagine what could happen if those two teamed up? Don't do it Big Kid! Use your powers for good not evil.

Seriously though, that is one wicked smart and beautiful kid.

Tracey said...

Holeee Crap. That is impressive. Big Kid, you rock, and you have the cutest voice ever. Now I'll spend the rest of the day trying to get the Super Why theme song out of my head. At least it's not the Wonder Pets.

Life, Love & Lola said...

You The Man Big Kid!

Mom2Gizmo said...

I love it!! And please post little kid...I have so many mental images that a video would be great!

mrs said...

Good job Big Kid. You are really smart and cute. I'm very impressed.

Anonymous said...

Dear Big Kid-

You are the smartest big kid I've ever seen a video of!

Susan in Texas

P.S. There has to be a way to make some money off of this...consult with Jon and Kate (plus 8)- they should be able to point you in the right direction.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

OMG. That is brilliant! No way I could do that without cheating.

HE IS SO CUTE!!

You HAVE to let little kid do a video now!

Cake said...

Big Kid,

Great Job! That is really amazing, and you should be proud of yourself!

It was nice to hear your voice instead of just "read" it. You're a cutie!!

:)

Cake

Lauren said...

Holy Shit! I can not even do that. I think he is going to be one of those kids who goes to college at age 12 or something.

Anonymous said...

BK is just way too cute!! I've never heard anyone else do this.

Ann in Alabama

michelle said...

he is soo cute! i love this!

Christine said...

OMG! I am incredibly impressed. I can't do that and I've basically been in school for the last 28 years!

Lynda Kay said...

Big Kid is so super cute in this video, Emmers has watched it a few times in a row now! She came over as soon as she heard his voice come out of the speakers..she was mad he wasn't here! Oh & btw just so you know- i've always said my alphabet backwards, too. Just always thought it was more fun..

Becky said...

What a cutie! I agree that we need lk footage as well...I can see it ending up like the aftermath of a tornado - a path of destruction.

Mama Bee said...

Big Kid better watch out because Baby Bee has made me play that video for her 4 times already! Someone might be a Baby Stalker... Now she's screaming because I took the laptop away from her to comment...

caitlin said...

R.I.P. caitlin...

i have officially died of cuteness overload.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Gah! I can't stand it - he's TOOOOO adorable!

Seriously. Cute.

Blanda Amania said...

He's a genious! I thought is was impressive that he liked orchestral (can you ask him if I spelled that right?) music, but the backwards alphabets is WHOA! What a smartypants. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

Too cute! We need more videos now!! Maybe it would be faster to upload the vids to YouTube then paste the link to blogger?

Demand More said...

So Freakin cute!

Tony and Michelle said...

I LOVE your blog, and I must say, your kid is hilariously smart! He sounds so funny in your commentaries with him and little kid. Can't wait to read the next one!

Kate said...

I am so jealous! I still can't do this

Julie said...

My 6yo DD saw that and said he's just looking at an alphabet chart. He's not amazing, not amazing at all. I was rofl, jealous much??

Super cute and way talented.

Mamahut said...

Please tell Big Kid that his audience adores him. I wonder what else he's got up his sleeve? I'm glad I can say I knew him when...well sort of.

sunny-daze said...

That was great. Big Kid is awesome.

Jacqueline said...

He is absolutely adorable!!! I love his little voice. Thank him for sharing with us, and tell him we look forward to hearing from him again!

JenWebb702 said...

Oh my goodness...he is just the cutest ever. I love his voice and he is so funny introducing himself as Big Kid. Someone needs to start a fan club for him.

Jamie said...

My goodness he is adorable....and VERY smart!!!!!

txchic said...

OMG!! He's definitely going in the gifted and talented class!! He's brilliant!! We enjoyed our special treat of the video!

Renee said...

Wow - very impressive! I love this video - you should totally post more! If you took the Big Kid Q&A to video, it would be a HOOT. He would make you famous in a flash. ;)

-The Renee

PS I can say the alphabet backwards. (But I'm 36....)

magnolia mama said...

Impressive!

Migraine Mom said...

Too cute! He talks just how I imagined him talking...love the mouth licking! My son does that when he gets nervous too!

Monogram Momma said...

Holy crap!!

P.S. LK totally deserves some camera time too, now.

Slacker Mama said...

Very very very cute.

The fact that he called himself Big Kid just made me crack up, too.

Stacey from MD said...

Wicked cute kid there slacker! And don't think it didn't go unnoticed that you didn't make a PEEP until video cut out... LMAO

He's a special one!

John Deere Mom said...

Hello! What a freaky smart kid!

Mary said...

Hooray Big Kid! You rock!
My 5 YO (Miss Monkey Pants) said "That's awesome!"

What's next?

:)
-Irish

Sasha said...

You've seen "Ice Cream Truck's In Trouble", right? (on my blog)

BK is too cute.

AFRo said...

Okay. You are still the only blogger out there who can leave me speechless. That was amazing.

Anonymous said...

Impressive, Big Kid! I can't even do that without pausing a bunch of times to figure it out!

I agree with others - let's see Little Kid!

Anonymous said...

Oh and by the way - don't do YouTube. They take a good 10-15 minutes to upload then anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 days to become viewable. Don't bother with it.

Margaret said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever heard!! He's a genius!!!! I couldn't stop smiling while watching it! :)

meredith said...

oh my dear sweet lord that is the cutest thing i have ever seen!

Joy said...

seriously where will you guys be in about say 16 years? Because OMG my daughter needs to meet this oh so cute and OH so smart little guy.

BTW I can NOT do the alphabet backwards.