Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winking 101

Having a young toddler has taught me many things.  Something in particular that I have learned is that teaching a young child a new "trick" is always a process.  Think back to your first child, how many hours were spent teaching them something as simple as Patty-Cake, or using a fork, or drinking from a cup...all these things require a process.  

Now wink.

seems easy, right? Well try and teach a two year old to wink and it seems as though you are trying to teach them to speak a different language.

First, he sees the wink and can't figure out how to open his mouth and close one eye at the same time.  (when you wink, unless you think about it, you will naturally open your mouth)


Now we are getting closer, just get that eye closed all the way.

Ok, now just get that eye closed AND the mouth more "normal" looking.

And there it is...perfection!!


That one is for you Nana Cindy and Bompa Greg!

13 comments:

Emily said...

Hilarious. Those pictures are priceless. I' surprised he can even do it.

Erica & Dan said...

I LOVED this post! What a cute kid! His facial expression are priceless!

Kim said...

lol lol lol!!! I don't think I have laughed so hard at a blog post. That is truly a precious moment. That is going down in the books for sure. Thank for the laugh. I love that kid!!!

cindy said...

Thanks for my morning laugh!! What a crazy man! I miss my Jack. Throw him on a plane and I'll pick him up at 'baggage claim'!!

Jonathan and Janessa said...

What a silly kid! You must be a good teacher because I'm sure any two year old would have a hard time learning how to wink!

Amy Lindstrom said...

How fun is that?! I LOVE the play by play!

Ronnie & KaLee said...

This is just precious. He's better at it than me!

Kristy said...

Love it! He is too cute.

melody said...

Frame that sequence! I love it.

Jessie said...

Come on...how cute is he!! Answer: ADORABLE!!!

Ben and Kelli said...

That is hilarious, I absolutely love it!!!!!!!! He's so cute!

FishinFamily said...

That is HILARIOUS! I need to try to see if I can teach this to mine. LOL, awesome!!!

Curtis, Kassi and Katie said...

Man that little boy must keep you rolling! He is so funny, you did an amazing job getting the picture of him winking.